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Prevalence of coenurosis in sheep and goats at three slaughter slabs in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania.
Trop Anim Health Prod 2015; 47(8):1591-7TA

Abstract

Prevalence of Coenurus cerebralis prevalence was assessed in sheep and goats at three slaughter slabs in Ngorongoro district, Tanzania. Predisposing factors were also determined by using a structured questionnaire. Between January 2013 and April 2013, a total of 180 heads (90 sheep and 90 goats) were collected and examined for the presences of C. cerebralis cysts. Out of 180 heads examined, 80 were found to be infected with C. cerebralis. Lack of knowledge in the community on how coenurosis occurs, free access of dogs to the carcasses/offal of small ruminants and inadequate animal health services for dogs especially worm control were major factors which contribute to persistence of coenurosis. This study, in Ngorongoro district, reports for the first time the occurrence and prevalence of coenurosis in slaughtered sheep and goats due to Taenia multiceps metacestode (C. cerebralis). It is recommended that more studies are undertaken in order to pave the way for developing preliminary coenurosis control guidelines and for sign posting the direction for future research.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Livestock Department, Ngorongoro District Council, P. O. Box 1, Loliondo, Tanzania.Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3015, Morogoro, Tanzania.Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3015, Morogoro, Tanzania.Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD), P. O. Box 9152, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. esswai@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26306799

Citation

Miran, Miran Busheleji, et al. "Prevalence of Coenurosis in Sheep and Goats at Three Slaughter Slabs in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania." Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol. 47, no. 8, 2015, pp. 1591-7.
Miran MB, Nzalawahe J, Kassuku AA, et al. Prevalence of coenurosis in sheep and goats at three slaughter slabs in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2015;47(8):1591-7.
Miran, M. B., Nzalawahe, J., Kassuku, A. A., & Swai, E. S. (2015). Prevalence of coenurosis in sheep and goats at three slaughter slabs in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 47(8), pp. 1591-7. doi:10.1007/s11250-015-0903-7.
Miran MB, et al. Prevalence of Coenurosis in Sheep and Goats at Three Slaughter Slabs in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2015;47(8):1591-7. PubMed PMID: 26306799.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of coenurosis in sheep and goats at three slaughter slabs in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania. AU - Miran,Miran Busheleji, AU - Nzalawahe,Jahashi, AU - Kassuku,Ayubu Ahmed, AU - Swai,Emmanuel Senyael, Y1 - 2015/08/26/ PY - 2015/07/16/received PY - 2015/08/05/accepted PY - 2015/8/27/entrez PY - 2015/8/27/pubmed PY - 2016/7/29/medline KW - Canis familiaris KW - Coenurosis KW - Cyst KW - Ngorongoro ecosystem KW - Risk factors KW - Taenia multiceps KW - Tanzania SP - 1591 EP - 7 JF - Tropical animal health and production JO - Trop Anim Health Prod VL - 47 IS - 8 N2 - Prevalence of Coenurus cerebralis prevalence was assessed in sheep and goats at three slaughter slabs in Ngorongoro district, Tanzania. Predisposing factors were also determined by using a structured questionnaire. Between January 2013 and April 2013, a total of 180 heads (90 sheep and 90 goats) were collected and examined for the presences of C. cerebralis cysts. Out of 180 heads examined, 80 were found to be infected with C. cerebralis. Lack of knowledge in the community on how coenurosis occurs, free access of dogs to the carcasses/offal of small ruminants and inadequate animal health services for dogs especially worm control were major factors which contribute to persistence of coenurosis. This study, in Ngorongoro district, reports for the first time the occurrence and prevalence of coenurosis in slaughtered sheep and goats due to Taenia multiceps metacestode (C. cerebralis). It is recommended that more studies are undertaken in order to pave the way for developing preliminary coenurosis control guidelines and for sign posting the direction for future research. SN - 1573-7438 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26306799/Prevalence_of_coenurosis_in_sheep_and_goats_at_three_slaughter_slabs_in_Ngorongoro_District_Tanzania_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-015-0903-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -