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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-6  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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An Exploration into Prevalence and Economic Significance of Bovine Fasciolosis at Jimma Municipality Abaittor
AdanechHailemariam
Humbo Woreda Livestock and Fishery Office, Woliata Ethiopia
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Abstract:

A cross sectional study was conducted on 384 cattle to determine the prevalence of bovine fasciolosis and to estimate the economic losses due to liver condemnation at Jimma municipality abattoir from March to May 2011. Post-mortem examination of liver was used to determine the prevalence. Out of the 384 adult indigenous cattle examined, 161 were found to be positive for fasciola with prevalence of 41.92%. F. hepatica was found to be the most prevalent liver fluke (19.27 0 o), affecting cattle slaughtered in the study area; whereas F. gigantica, unidentified or immature forms of fasciola species and mixed species identified were 10.93%, 6.7700 and 4.94 °o respectively. The economic losses due to liver condemnation as a result of fasciola infestation was assessed and found to be an average of 419.27 and 127,013.18 Ethiopian birr per day and annum respectively. In general, it can be concluded that bovine fasciolosis is one of the major obstacles for livestock development in the study area by inflicting remarkable economic losses. Therefore, appropriate control measures need to be envisaged to reduce the impact of the disease.

Keywords: Cattle; Prevalence; Post-mortem; Bovine fasciolosis and Economic losses.
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How to cite this article:

AdanechHailemariam. 2020. An Exploration into Prevalence and Economic Significance of Bovine Fasciolosis at Jimma Municipality Abaittor.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(6): 55-62
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.806.006