Prevalence and economic significance of bovine fasciolosis in cattle slaughtered at Debre-Tabor municipal abattoir

Mastewal Birhan, Gedefaw Demewez, Tewodros Fentahun, Tadegenge Mitiku

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    Abstract

    A cross sectional study was carried out from January, 2018 to June 2018 to determine the abattoir prevalence and economic loss associated with fasciolosis in cattle slaughter at Debretabor municipal abattoir. From the total of 350 examined cattle, 100 (28.6%) were positive for fasciolosis. Highest prevalence was observed in poor body condition cattle 26 (45.6%) followed by medium 54 (26.7%) and good body condition cattle 20 (22%), respectively. There was also significant difference in different age group. The highest 18 (40.9%) prevalence was in young cattle and the lowest 82 (26.8%) found in adult animals. Also the prevalence of bovine fasciolosis was highest in local breed 90 (32.2%) than in cross breed 7 (3.3%) with statistical significant difference (P(P<0.05). The total annual economic loss was estimated 60746.4 ETB. The study showed that the
    prevalence and money loss due to fasciolosis in cattle slaughtered at Debretabor municipal abattoir was high. Hence, immediate prevention and control of fasciola is needed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)256-259
    Number of pages4
    JournalOnline Journal of Animal and Feed Research
    Volume9
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2019

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