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prevalence of hydatidosis and cysticercosis in slaughtered livestock in nigeria.a survey was carried out at kano abattoir in order to estimate the incidence of hydatidosis and cysticercosis in slaughtered livestock. of the animal species examined, hydatid disease was found in sheep (11.4 per cent), goats (26.5 per cent), cattle (14.7 per cent) and camels (55.5 per cent). cysticercus tenuicollis was found to be most prevalent in goats (34.2 per cent), followed by sheep (21.4 per cent) and cattle (0.1 per cent). out of 4844 cattle examined, less than 2 per cent haboured cysti ...1978568846
sero-prevalence of agglutinins to listeria monocytogenes in nigerian domestic animals.a survey using tube agglutination test was conducted to determine the antibody prevalence to listeria monocytogenes serotypes 1/2a, 1/2b, 1/2c, 3a and 4b in 1,190 serum samples of 8 animals species from various sources in kano and kaduna states of nigeria. following absorption with staphylococcus aureus antigen to remove cross-reacting agglutinins, 52 (68.4 p. 100) of the horse samples were positive. twenty-six (36.1 p. 100) pig, 52 (20.8 p. 100) cattle, 50 (20.0 p. 100) goat, 20 (20.0 p. 100) d ...19892518470
toxin-types of clostridium perfringens strains isolated from sheep, cattle and paddock soils in nigeria.two-hundred and forty-five strains of clostridium perfringens isolated from the faeces of apparently healthy sheep and cattle and from their environments (paddock soils) in kano and kaduna states of nigeria were studied. the isolates were examined by the toxin-antitoxin neutralisation tests performed intradermally in depilated albino guinea-pigs. one-hundred and twenty-seven (53.1%) of the isolates were type a, 17 (7.1%) were type b, 14 (4.9%) were type c, 44 (18.4%) were type d and 19 (7.9%) we ...19862873674
abortion in sheep near kano, nigeria.a sporadic natural infection of sheep with brucella abortus in a sheep breeding centre in kano state, nigeria, is reported. sera and milk samples from the flock of sudanese long- and fat-tailed sheep used for cross-breeding purposes were examined for brucellosis by the rose bengal plate test (rbpt), serum agglutination test (sat) and milk ring test (mrt) respectively. the overall positive reactor rate to sat was 14.5%. all 22 ewe milk samples examined by mrt were positve and brucella abortus was ...19807368315
the epidemiology of echinococcus infection in kano state, nigeria. 19807469566
observations on the epidemiology of ruminant trypanosomosis in kano state, nigeria.the epidemiology of ruminant trypanosomosis was investigated during a two-year period in kano state, nigeria. prevalence was 5.3 +/- 1.3% (mean +/- confidence interval), 1.2 +/- 1.6% and 0.7 +/- 1.3% in cattle, sheep and goats, respectively. prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis was higher during the second year (6.1%) than in the first (4.8%). infections doubled during the rains (7.6%) in comparison with an average of 3.8% during the dry season. the northern guinea vegetational zone recorded a hi ...19969091992
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