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Field Investigation on the Prevalence of Trypanosomiasis in Camels in Relation to Sex, Age, Breed and Herd Size  [2010]

B. Bhutto, J. A. Gadahi, G. Shah1, P. Dewani2 and A.G. Arijo;

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Blood samples were collected from 240 camels (183 male and 57 female) of four breeds from six districts of Sindh. An overall infection was determined as 11.25%. Species of Trypanosoma was identified as Trypanosoma evansi. District wise infection was found to be 2.5, 7.5, 12.5, 15.00, 22.5 and 7.5% in Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Umerkot, Badin, Thatta and Larkana, respectively. A higher infection was found in females (15.79%) as compared to males (9.84%). Highest (14.96%) infection was noted in age group >7 years, followed by 8.57 and 4.65% in 3 to 7 years and less than to 3 years old camels, respectively. Four breeds of camels were surveyed and the highest infection rate was found in Sakrai breed (21.82%), followed by 16.67, 6.15 and 5.95% in Kharai, Sindhi and Dhati breeds respectively. When herd size was considered, infection rate was 1.67, 6.67, 15.00 and 21.67% in herds possessing 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 20 and more than 20 animals, respectively.
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Pakistan Veterinary Journal
ISSN : 0253-8318

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Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2012
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Start Page:
175
End Page:
177
Publisher:
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
All titles:
"Field Investigation on the Prevalence of Trypanosomiasis in Camels in Relation to Sex, Age, Breed and Herd Size"@eng
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Bibliographic information

Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2012
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Start Page:
175
End Page:
177
Publisher:
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
All titles:
"Field Investigation on the Prevalence of Trypanosomiasis in Camels in Relation to Sex, Age, Breed and Herd Size"@eng