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Local breed of chicken were surveyed serologically, using indirect haemagglutination test (IHA), for Toxoplasma infection. From a total of 250 chickens, 112 (44.80%) were seropositive at a screening dilution of 1:64. Of these 112, 58.00% were positive at 1:64; 30.36% at 1:128; 10.71% at 1:256; and 0.89% at 1:512. The results of this study point to the(More)
A serological survey of Toxoplasma antibodies was carried out amongst horses used for polo game in Nigeria using the indirect haemagglutination test (IHA). A total of 70 horses from Kaduna, Kano and Jos that were assembled in Zaria for the annual national tournament were sampled. 26 (37.1%) of these were seropositive to T. gondii with the highest(More)
A survey was carried out at Kano abattoir in order to estimate the incidence of hydatidosis and cysticercosis in slaughtered livestock. Of the animal species examined, hydatid disease was found in sheep (11.4 per cent), goats (26.5 per cent), cattle (14.7 per cent) and camels (55.5 per cent). Cysticercus tenuicollis was found to be most prevalent in goats(More)
Veterinary public health (VPH) is not integrated into the mainstream of public health services in Africa. There are no formal mechanisms within government public health services through which veterinary skills and resources can be effectively harnessed to bear upon community health. There is no conscious, overt or substantial effort by public authorities to(More)
A total of 1106 serum samples from cattle, sheep, goats and camels were collected from Kaduna and Sokoto States of Nigeria. These were tested for the presence of antibody to Rift Valley fever virus by the agar gel immunodiffusion method. The antibody prevalence rates were 2.85% in cattle, 6.67% in sheep, 0.98% in goats and 3.13% in camels.
A total of 450 portions of grilled beef (suya) measuring 0.5--4 cms thick were prepared from a bovine carcass heavily infested with Taenia saginata cysticerci. After the "suya' were considered "cooked' and ready for human consumption, the cysticerci were dissected out of the meat and placed in petri dishes containing normal saline solution to which 30%(More)
The infectivity of a camel strain of Echinococcus granulosus experimentally raised in dogs for domesticated food and burden animals was investigated. Of the animal species that were inoculated orally with gravid segments, hydatid cysts developed poorly in goats and sheep, less well in cattle and not at all in donkeys by six month post-inoculation. Cysts(More)