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zinc deficiency in sudanese desert sheep.reduced appetite, skin lesions and deaths occurred in sheep feeding on rhodes grass (chloris gayama) at a farm near khartoum north. the concentration of zinc in the grass and in the serum and liver of affected animals was low. these findings, the skin lesions and the favourable response to the injection of zinc (to be reported) suggest that the clinical condition was due to a deficiency of zinc in the diet of the sheep.19836643758
ticks (acari:ixodidae) of the blue and white nile ecosystems in the sudan with particular reference to the rhipicephalus sanguineus group.twenty-four adult ixodid tick species, infesting livestock and some wildlife hosts along the blue and white nile in the sudan, were identified. three species, boophilus geigyi, rhipicephalus camicasi and r. bergeoni, were recorded for the first time from the sudan. tick numbers on indigenous breeds of cattle (bos indicus) were relatively low, ranging between 17.1 and 40.5 per animal. young cattle grazing with the herd carried significantly fewer ticks than older animals. with the exception of b. ...19873331134
zinc deficiency in sheep: field cases.zinc deficiency was diagnosed in a sheep farm in khartoum province; the young sheep and lambs were mostly affected. skin lesions, depression, wool eating, flexed knees and a markedly stiff gait were observed. histopathology of the skin revealed mainly hyperkeratosis accompanied sometimes by parakeratosis. the animals responded rapidly to oral administration of zinc oxide.19883354059
first report of infectious necrotic hepatitis (black disease) among nubian goats in sudan.in a flock of 425 female and male nubian goats in the khartoum province, an outbreak of a disease causing sudden death of 18 apparently healthy goats occurred (11 females and 7 males, 3-6 years old). adult fasciola gigantica were found in the livers of all goats and in seven of them cysticercus tenuicollis cysts. these organs showed necrotic and severe histopathological changes. clostridium novyi type b was isolated from necrotic areas of all livers and found to be highly pathogenic and toxigeni ...19911824134
cystic echinococcosis of livestock and humans in central sudan.new information was collected on cystic echinococcosis in livestock (camels, cattle and sheep) and humans in the central region of sudan. the livestock data were collected in abattoir-based surveys in the towns of omdurman, tamboul and wad madani, between 1998 and 2001, and covered a total of 8205 animals. the highest prevalence of infection was found in the camels (44.6% of 242 infected), followed by the sheep (6.9% of 5595) and cattle (3.0% of 2368). records were made of the sizes of the 1320 ...200415257797
current situation of peste des petits ruminants (ppr) in the sudan.the current situation of ppr in sudan was investigated. a total of 61 tissue samples were collected from various ppr suspected outbreaks in sheep in sudan during 2008. collected tissue samples were tested for ppr antigen using icelisa, ppr antigen was detected in 26 out of 61 samples (42.6%). highest antigen detection rate was in specimens collected from western sudan. a total of 1198 serum samples were collected from sheep (n = 500), camels (n = 392), and goats (n = 306) from different areas in ...201019548103
a molecular survey of cystic echinococcosis in sudan.a survey of cystic echinococcosis in livestock was conducted from may 2001 to july 2003 in central, western and southern sudan. hydatid cysts were present in 59% (466/779) of camels, 6% (299/4893) of cattle, 11% (1180/10,422) of sheep and 2% (106/5565) of goats, with little variation among different geographical areas. 532 of these cysts were examined by pcr and could be overwhelmingly (98.7%) allocated to echinococcus canadensis g6/7 (all of 215 cysts from camels, 112 of 114 cysts from cattle, ...201020138433
ovine clone st1464: a predominant genotype of staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius isolated from sheep in sudan.the aim of the present study was to examine the phenotypic and genotypic relatedness of 17 staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius isolates recovered from sheep abscesses in khartoum state, sudan, during the period 2007-2008.201020440061
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