Seasonal Variation in the Parasite Burden and Body Condition of Working Donkeys in East Shewa and West Shewa Regions of Ethiopia

@article{Yoseph2005SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal Variation in the Parasite Burden and Body Condition of Working Donkeys in East Shewa and West Shewa Regions of Ethiopia},
  author={S. Yoseph and Dwight G. Smith and Alemayehu Mengistu and Fiseha Gebrethadkan Teklu and T. Firew and Y. Betere},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2005},
  volume={37},
  pages={35-45}
}
A survey of donkeys arriving at markets in three localities in East and West Shewa regions of central Ethiopia was carried out during 2002. Total faecal worm egg counts and body condition scores were measured for a total of 963 donkeys over a 12-month period. Total faecal worm egg counts did not differ significantly between localities but there was significant (p<0.001) seasonal variation within localities. Levels of helminth infection closely followed rainfall patterns, being lowest (956 eggs… CONTINUE READING

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