bovine viral diarrhoea virus infection in cattle, sheep and goats in northern tanzania.virological and serological investigations were carried out in cattle, sheep and goats raised in the northern part of tanzania in order to explore the possibility of bovine viral diarrhoea (bvd) virus cycling within these animal species. two noncytopathogenic bvd virus isolates (a4/5/tan86 and a4/10/tan86) were obtained from sera sampled from inapparently infected indigenous (zebu) cattle originating from kiteto district in arusha region. no bvd virus was isolated from any of the sheep or goat s ...19911650046
rinderpest antibody detected in sheep and goats before an outbreak of rinderpest reported in cattle in northern january 1997, serum samples from 1346 adult sheep and goats were tested by a competitive elisa to determine the prevalence of rinderpest in the northern zone of tanzania. seroconversion rates of 20%, 13%, 9%, 7% and 3% in sheep and goats were recorded in ngorongoro, monduli, hai, arumeru and simanjiro districts, respectively. the low profile and insidious nature of the rinderpest virus involved caused very mild disease in cattle in some of these area. the mild signs associated with this outbr ...199910399812
hydatidosis of slaughtered animals in ngorongoro district of arusha region, tanzania.a study on the prevalence of hydatidosis in cattle, goats and sheep was carried out in ngorongoro district of arusha region, tanzania. a 4-years data records from four slaughter slabs were retrieved and analysed. in addition, meat inspection was done in the same slaughter slabs for nine months and 64 households were interviewed to assess the community awareness on hydatidosis. results showed the overall prevalence of hydatidosis to be 47.9%. species prevalence of 48.7%, 34.7% and 63.8% in cattle ...200919105043
a retrospective survey of hydatidosis in livestock in arusha, tanzania, based on abattoir data during 2005-2007.a 3-year (2005-2007) retrospective study was carried out to investigate the occurrence of cystic echinococcosis (ce) in cattle and shoats (sheep and goats) slaughtered at arusha municipal abattoir, tanzania. a total of 115,186 cattle and 99,401 shoats were slaughtered. cattle liver, lungs, spleen and heart condemnation rate was 16.35%, 13.04%, 2.09% and 3.06% respectively while 17.63%, 7.63%, 0.38% and 0.04% of shoats' liver, lungs, spleen and heart respectively were condemned. a highly signific ...200919184507
a retrospective survey of liver fasciolosis and stilesiosis in livestock based on abattoir data in arusha, tanzania. 200919252997
prevalence and distribution of peste des petits ruminants virus antibodies in various districts of tanzania.despite the widespread prevalence of infection with peste des petits ruminants virus (pprv) in goats and sheep industry in asia and sub-saharan africa, there have been few, if any, structured population-based studies examining the epidemiology of this infection in tanzania. in this study, we investigated the seroprevalence, and risk factors, of peste des petitis ruminants(ppr) in sheep and goat flocks from seven different geographical administration authorities (ngorongoro, monduli, longido, kar ...200919705291
a slaughterhouse survey of lung lesions in slaughtered stocks at arusha, abattoir survey was conducted on clinically healthy 115,186 cattle, 61,551 sheep and 37,850 goats slaughtered in arusha municipality, tanzania, between 2005 and 2007. the objective was to determine the prevalence of disease conditions affecting the lungs. routine meat inspection procedures were used to detect the presence of the pathological lesions. a total of 15,245 (13.2%), 4668 (7.8%) and 3192 (8.4%) lungs of cattle, sheep and goat, respectively, were condemned due to nine diseases/condit ...201020875689
slaughter stock abattoir survey of carcasses and organ/offal condemnations in arusha region, northern tanzania.the current study reviews a 3-year record of slaughtered animals in arusha abattoir to determine the causes of carcasses and organ/offal condemnations. a total of 115,186 cattle, 61,551 sheep, 37,850 goats and 13,310 pigs were slaughtered. out of the slaughtered cattle, 8.6% were pregnant. up to 125 (0.108%), 39 (0.063%), 40 (0.106%) and 132 (0.992%) of all cattle, sheep, goats and pig carcasses, respectively, were totally condemned. cysticercosis was the leading cause of total carcass condemnat ...201021188519
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