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point prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthiasis in ruminants in southern punjab, pakistan.the present study was carried out to determine the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthiasis in ruminants in an irrigated area of lower punjab (pakistan). for this purpose, 100 faecal samples were collected from sheep, goats, cattle and buffaloes. parasitological procedures including direct and indirect methods (sedimentation and floatation) and coproculture were used for the identification of helminths. the overall prevalence of helminthiasis was 51% in cattle, 47% in buffaloes, 62% in sheep ...200717711599
the epidemiology of peste des petits ruminants in pakistan and possible control policies.peste des petits ruminants made its first clinical appearance in pakistan during an epidemic in punjab province in 1991, but its level of activity in subsequent years was never systematically recorded. in 2003, 2004 and 2005 teams trained in participatory disease surveillance methods visited a large number of villages throughout pakistan to record the prevalence and impact of key livestock diseases. peste des petits ruminants has emerged from their study as a common and economically damaging dis ...200819284054
seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in sheep and goats in rahim yar khan (punjab), pakistan.toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by toxoplasma (t.) gondii apicomplexa protozoan, is widespread in humans and other animal species, having already been reported in many countries and different climates. in pakistan, no data is available on this aspect among food animals. this study was undertaken to determine the seroprevalence of t. gondii infection in sheep and goats. a total of 200 serum samples from sheep and goats, were collected from urban area of rahim yar khan (punjab), pakistan and te ...200919225903
peste des petits ruminants virus (pprv) infection; its association with species, seasonal variations and geography.the present investigation included a detailed description of the factors directly associated with pprv infection in pakistan. a total of 1,056 suspected serum samples were analyzed for the presence of antibodies to pprv with no history of vaccination against ppr. the samples were collected from sixty two (62) suspected outbreaks from twenty five (25) major regions of the country. samples were collected from the animals suffering from diarrhea and showing severe respiratory signs. competitive enz ...200919130284
production performance of dera din panah goat under desert range conditions in pakistan.effects of fodder availability and prolificacy on birth weight, weaning weight, weight at 6 and 9 months age, and pre- and post-weaning growth rates of dera din panah goat were determined. a total of 350 records of dera din panah (ddp) goats maintained at sheep and goat development centre, rakh khairewala, district layyah, punjab, pakistan were analyzed using harvey's mixed model least squares and maximum likelihood computer program. fodder availability significantly affected (p < 0.05) the birt ...200919319657
post-vaccination antibodies profile against peste des petits ruminants (ppr) virus in sheep and goats of punjab, pakistan.a total of 70 sheep and 330 goats were selected randomly. all the animals were kept under same housing and management conditions. serum samples were collected from all the animals and tested for the presence of antibodies against peste des petits ruminants (ppr) virus using competitive elisa (celisa). all the animals were found negative showing percentage inhibition (pi) values <50. the animals were vaccinated against ppr with nig/75/1 strain vaccine of ppr serum samples were collected from rand ...200918758987
gastrointestinal helminthiasis: prevalence and associated determinants in domestic ruminants of district toba tek singh, punjab, pakistan.the objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence and associated determinants (e.g., sex, age, on-farm management and husbandry) of gastrointestinal (gi) helminths in the domestic animals of district toba tek singh, punjab, pakistan. for this purpose, 1,140 cattle, 1,140 buffaloes, 660 goats, 840 sheep, and 156 camels were randomly selected and their fecal samples were screened every other week for a year using a modified floatation technique. the samples positive for strongyle- ...201020532913
brucellosis in a high risk occupational group: seroprevalence and analysis of risk factors.to estimate brucella seropositivity among slaughterhouse workers of lahore district and to elucidate risk factors associated with seropositivity to brucella.201021381558
risk factors identified associated with tuberculosis in cattle at 11 livestock experiment stations of punjab pakistan.the study was carried out in cattle kept at 11 livestock experiment stations of punjab by using single comparative cervical intradermal tuberculin (sccit) test. sahiwal was the main breed kept at these farms. sixty three percent of animals were between four and 10 years of age. seventy-six percent of animals weighed between 300 and 400 kg and 66% produced 5-10l of milk/day. animals other than cattle were present at about 64% of these farms. the positive sccit test was recorded in 7.6% of animals ...201021078279
seasonal assessment of selenium as a hazardous element in pasture and animal system: a case study of kajli sheep in sargodha, pakistan.grazing kajli pakistani sheep (30 in number) with mean body weight of 35 kg and of 36 months old were investigated to evaluate seasonal influence on se levels of three different sheep classes including lactating and non-lactating ewes and male sheep. samples of forage and blood were obtained four times after one month interval during summer and winter seasons and these were analyzed to assess the se contents. forage se content was higher in winter than that in summer, while the reverse was true ...201020430524
morphological and molecular characterisation of echinococcus granulosus in livestock and humans in punjab, pakistan.cystic echinococcus poses an important economic and public health problem to pakistan. our study determined the prevalence and genotypes of echinococcus present in domestic livestock and humans in punjab, pakistan. out of 39,738 animals examined, 6.67% of animals were found infected. the prevalence and fertility of hydatid cysts was highest in camels (prevalence 17.29%; proportion fertile 95%), followed by sheep (prevalence 7.52%; proportion fertile 86.4%), buffalo (prevalence 7.19%; proportion ...201020233639
percentage of reactor animals to single comparative cervical intradermal tuberculin (sccit) in small ruminants in punjab pakistan.to investigate the percentage reactor animals to sccit in sheep and goat the present study was carried out by using bovine and avian ppds at 7 livestock experiment stations of punjab and villages around two cities. the overall percentage of reactor animals to sccit at farms in sheep and goat was 0.9% and 2.4%, while it was 0.4% and 0.0% around two cities, respectively. hundred percent of goat and 86% of sheep farms under study had positive reactor animals. the reactor animals to sccit around two ...201019732736
a study on the determination of risk factors associated with babesiosis and prevalence of babesia sp., by pcr amplification, in small ruminants from southern punjab (pakistan).babesiosis is a parasitic infection due to the multiplication of tick borne parasite, babesia sp., in erythrocytes of host, which includes a wide variety of vertebrates including small ruminants causing decreased livestock output and hence economic losses. the objective of the present study was to establish a pcr based method for the detection of babesia sp. in small ruminant population in southern punjab and to determine the risk factors involve in the spread of babesiosis. a total of 107 blood ...201121894263
prevalence of neospora caninum antibodies in sheep and goats in pakistan.abstract the purpose of the present study was to obtain seroepidemiological information on the neospora caninum infection status of sheep and goats in different areas of punjab province and azad kashmir (pakistan). a cross-sectional study, using a competitive elisa showed an overall 27.7% (35 of 128) (95% ci ? 7.7%) and 8.6% (13 of 142)(95% ci ? 4.6%) seroprevalence of n. caninum antibodies in sheep and goats, respectively. the difference in seroprevalence between sheep and goat populations wa ...201121854220
ethnomedicinal and cultural practices of mammals and birds in the vicinity of river chenab, punjab-pakistan.although, use of animal species in disease treatment and culture practices is as ancient as that of plant species; however ethnomedicinal uses and cultural values of animal species have rarely been reported. present study is the first report on the medicinal uses of mammals and bird species in pakistan.201728701165
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