Hypodermosis is an endemic disease in semi-hilly and mountainous areas of Pakistan. Keeping in view the importance of buffaloes an epidemiological survey was conducted to find the prevalence of hypodermosis in district Jhelum Punjab, Pakistan, during the year 2010-2011. Out of 1000 buffaloes examined clinically, for warble fly infestation in the study area 32 (3.2%) found to be positive for the warble fly infestation. The number of nodules in the infested animals ranged from 1-5 (2.7±1.1). There were significant differences in the prevalence of Hypoderma when the sex, age and different geographic areas were considered. The Prevalence was higher in males and young animals and also in those animals grazing in hilly and semi-hilly areas. The climatic conditions (Temperature, humidity, sunshine, wind speed) favour the warble fly activity and contribute in the onset of disease.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|