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west nile complement fixing antibodies in nigerian domestic animals and humans.a survey for west nile complement fixing (cf) antibody was carried out in humans and domestic animals in nigeria. human sera were obtained from two communities namely ibadan and ogbomoso but animal sera were collected from ibadan and maiduguri. the overall cf antibody to west nile virus in the two localities surveyed was 65%. of 170 persons tested, 53% and 75% were positive in ibadan and ogbomoso respectively. antibody prevalence increased with age in both communities. tests for antibody against ...19902100749
liver fluke infections in livestock in borno state, nigeria.a survey was conducted on the prevalence of fasciola gigantica and dicrocoelium hospes eggs in gall bladders of cattle and small ruminants (sheep and goats) slaughtered between november 1987 and december 1988 in maiduguri, borno state, nigeria. prevalence rates of 42.7% and 5.7% were recorded for f. gigantica and d. hospes eggs, respectively, in 246 cattle and 718 sheep and goats examined. out of the 246 cattle examined, 52 (21.1%), 45 (18.3%) and 8 (3.3%) excreted eggs of f. gigantica, d. hospe ...19938122358
seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii infection in domestic sheep and goats in borno state, nigeria.serum samples were collected from 372 sheep and same number of goats from the three geopolitical zones of borno state, nigeria. the samples were tested for the presences of toxoplasma gondii antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. of these, 6.7% (25/372) and 4.6% (17/372) of sheep and goats, respectively, were found to be seropositive to t. gondii antibodies, both far less than the estimated global average of 31%. results were statistically analyzed by chi-square (chi(2)) test. the resu ...201019882227
study on the susceptibility of sahel goats to experimental trypanosoma vivax infection.sahel goats, also known as borno whites are found in the northern semi-arid, tsetse free sahel region of nigeria. they are transported alongside cattle from this zone to all other zones in the country, including the tsetse-infested zones, for commercial purposes and are kept for some time in these tsetse-infested zones until they are sold. this study therefore assessed the susceptibility of this breed of goats to trypanosome infection and its response to treatment with berenil. six bucks were in ...200616497441
mortality in sahelian goats in nigeria.the cause of mortality in sahelian goats was investigated in three local government areas of borno state (kukawa, maiduguri and mongonu) that are known for high goat production. a total of 150 selected flocks (50 flocks from each of the local government areas) were administered questionnaires through spot visits and interviews of the flock owners. on the whole, 644 (21.8%) goats died between may 1996 and april 1997 out of the 2956 goats in the 150 flocks. mortality (41.4%) was higher in kids (<6 ...200010727748
a survey for haemagglutination-inhibiting antibody to west nile virus in human and animal sera in nigeria.a survey for west nile virus (wnv) haemagglutination-inhibition (hi) antibody was carried out in humans and domestic animals. human sera were collected from ibadan, while the animal sera were collected from both ibadan and maiduguri. out of 304 human sera tested, 123 were positive (40%). there was a higher prevalence of hi antibody in adults than children. sex distribution of positive sera showed that 37% of males and 43% of females had wnv hi antibody. there was no significant difference in the ...19902323182
survival of infants and children born to women who died from pregnancy and labour related complications.in response to concern raised on the high rate of maternal mortality in developing countries, this cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess the survival of infants born to mothers who died during the process of child birth.200717668713
incidence of oestrus ovis infestation in borno-white sahel goats in the semi-arid zone of nigeria.research conducted on the incidence of oestrus ovis in maiduguri showed that 53.8% of the 4,000 borno-white sahel goats examined were parasitised. the mean year-round infestation per goat was 2.03 larvae. adult goats had a higher infestation rate than younger ones (60 versus 47.5%). infestation rates for the females and males were 55.2 and 52.2%, respectively. nevertheless there was no statistical significance between values for the different age and sex groups studied. different larval stages w ...199910081117
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