Strongyle infections of small ruminants in Nigeria.

  title={Strongyle infections of small ruminants in Nigeria.},
  author={Benjamin Olakunle Fagbemi and Olusegun O. Dipeolu},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={11 4},
A survey of strongyle infections was conducted in sheep and goats reared in a traditional extensive husbandry system in two ecological zones of Nigeria. One zone had a seasonal pattern of infection. The majority of animals had faecal worm parasite egg counts of below 500 eggs per gram. Kids, and lambs younger than 3 months did not carry strongyle worm burdens, and the highest infection rate was found in the 7-12 month age group. A high proportion of small ruminants shed strongyle eggs during… CONTINUE READING