Bovine Trypanosomosis in Selected Paseant Assocation of Guraferda District, Southrn Ethiopia

Legesse Derebie


A cross-sectional study conducted between November 2011 and March 2012 in Guraferda district of Bench Maji, Zone, south Western Ethiopia to determine the prevalence of bovine traypanosomasis, to identity the species of trypanosomes and associated risk factors of the disease blood samples were collected from 250 randomly selected cattle from four peasant associations and the collected sample (blood) were examined using parasitological techniques. In this study forty seven animals (18.8%) were infected with different species of trypanosome. The most predominant infection were due to T. Congolese (53.2%) followed by T. vivax (31.9%), T. Bruce; (6.4%) and mixed infection of T. Congolese and T. vivax (8.5%). However, there was no statistical significance between sex, age, coat color of the skin and site (P>0.05). But significant differences were observed in body condition ((P<0.05). mean PCV value of the infected (21.4%) and non-infected (24.5%) group of animals had significant variation (P<0.05). in conclusion, bovine trypanosomosis is economically important disease that affects the health as well as productivity of cattle in Guraferda district. Therefore, further study on the occurrence of tsetse and trypanosomosis of different season of the year, at different altitude and different species of animals should be conducted. And also appropriate disease prevention and control methods should be undertaken so as to improve livestock production and agricultural development area.

Keywords:-Prevalence, Pack cell volume


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