Epidemiology of Fasciola gigantica and Amphistomes in Cattle on Traditional, Small-scale Dairy and Large-scale Dairy Farms in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania

  title={Epidemiology of Fasciola gigantica and Amphistomes in Cattle on Traditional, Small-scale Dairy and Large-scale Dairy Farms in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania},
  author={Julius D. Keyyu and Jesper Monrad and Niels Chr. Kyvsgaard and Ayub A Kassuku},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
A longitudinal descriptive study was conducted to determine the prevalence and distribution of flukes (Fasciola gigantica and amphistomes) on traditional, large-scale and small-scale dairy cattle farms in Iringa district, southern highlands of Tanzania. Coprological examinations of different cohorts for the presence of fluke eggs were recorded monthly. Results indicated a significant influence of the type of management on the prevalence of both Fasciola and amphistomes. The prevalence of flukes… 
Associations between trematode infections in cattle and freshwater snails in highland and lowland areas of Iringa Rural District, Tanzania
Prevalence of trematode infections in cattle was much higher in highland (altitude > 1500 m) as compared with lowland areas and was statistically significant for F. gigantica and paramphistomes but not for S. bovis.
Prevalence of Fasciolosis in Cattle, Sheep, and Goats Slaughtered in Slaughter Slabs in Trans-Nzoia West, Kenya. and Knowledge of Livestock Handlers
Fasciolosis was prevalent in the area and caused great economic loss to the meat sellers and farmers and most farmers were not aware of its cause and zoonotic nature.
A retrospective survey of liver fasciolosis and stilesiosis in livestock based on abattoir data in Arusha, Tanzania
Fasciolosis, a disease caused by Fasciola gigantica and F. hepatica, has been reported to be among the major constraints to ruminant production in different regions in Tanzania and has recently been shown to be a reemerging and widespread zoonosis affecting a number of human populations.
Seasonal pattern of bovine amphistomosis in traditionally reared cattle in the Kafue and Zambezi catchment areas of Zambia
Seasonality of bovine amphistomosis in the Southern province of Zambia was established after examining 268 faecal samples from cattle presented for slaughter at Turnpike slaughter slab, Mazabuka and the distribution of amphistome eggs was significantly different among the four seasons.
Epidemiological studies of Fasciola gigantica in cattle in Zaria, Nigeria using coprology and serology
This study has established F. gigantica prevalence of 17.1% and 7.3% by coprological and serological examinations of faeces and blood of cattle in Zaria and recommended that cattle should be dewormed regularly.
Epidemiological Studies of Fasciola Gigantica in Cattle in Zaria, Nigeria Using Coprology and Serology
Fasciolosis is an important helminth disease of livestock and other ruminants. A cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of Fasciola gigantica in cattle was carried out in 9 randomly
Cross-sectional study of Fasciola gigantica and other trematode infections of cattle in Edu Local Government Area, Kwara State, north-central Nigeria
High prevalence of infection with F. gigantica in Kwara State revealed a need to optimise and validate the FAMACHA© for use in cattle based on breeds and variation in colour of ocular mucous membrane.
Effectiveness of strategic anthelmintic treatments in the control of gastrointestinal nematodes and Fasciola gigantica in cattle in Iringa region, Tanzania
It is concluded that a programme of four strategic treatments per year was effective in controlling GI nematodes and F. gigantica and improved weight gain.
Epidemiology of Helminths in Cattle of Kirinyaga County, Kenya
The study shows the epidemiological profile of cattle helminth infections and the results form the basis for recommending the control strategies of helminths in this area.
Evaluating the effectiveness of trematocides against Fasciola gigantica and amphistomes infections in cattle, using faecal egg count reduction tests in Iringa Rural and Arumeru Districts, Tanzania
The findings of the present study in both districts indicate that nitroxynil, oxyclozanide, closantel and triclabendazole are effective against patent F. gigantica infection, as the calculated FECR% for each trematocide was 100% by day 14 post-treatment.