Prevalence of Bovine Hydatidosis and Its Economic Importance at Assela Municipal Abattoir

Kinfe Kibebew


A cross-sectional study of hydatid disease was carried out in Assela Municipal Abattoir, East Arsi Zone in central Ethiopia during October, 2012 to March, 2013 in order to determine the prevalence rate of bovine hydatidosis and factors associated with the spread of disease, & the economic losses attributed to organs condemnation. The durable intent of the study was to make information available for the accomplishment of apposite control measures to trim down the transmission of hydatid disease. A total of 384 cattle of different age groups selected, and 170 (44.27%) of them were harboring cysts. The infection rate among different age groups were, statistically, significant (P<0.05). Proportion of 30.42%, 21.20%, and 10.60% cysts were small, medium, and large sized respectively, and 37.79% calcified cysts. Sterile, fertile and viable cysts represent 38.25%, 23.96% and 14.29%, correspondingly. Higher rate of cyst calcification confirmed in liver than in the lungs. 20,570.68 (Twenty thousand five hundred seventy birr & sixty eight cents) was confirmed as direct annual economic losses from organ condemnation.

Keywords: Bovine hydatidosis, Prevalence, Economic, Assela, Ethiopia

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