Research Article - Journal of Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases (2022) Volume , Issue
Prevalence of equine strongyles in hetosa district, east arsi, ethiopia.
Across-sectional Study was conducted to determine prevalence of equine strongyles in Hetosa district from September 2019 to December 2020 the investigated animals were from three purposively selected kebeles; Borulencha, sero and shaki, fecal sample was collected and examined by using floatation technique from total of 384 equines 336 horses,41 donkeys and 7 mules were included in the study, the overall prevalence was found to be 82.6% with 27.9% Trichoneme 22.7% Triodontophorus tenicollis, 15.9% Strongyuls spp and 16.1% mixed in infections. The species specific prevalence was 87.5, 10.7 and 1.8% in horses, donkeys and mules respectively. There was statistically significant difference (P<0.05) on prevalence of GI Strongyles infections among different species of equines. There was no statistically significant difference (P>0.05) in different age of equines. No statistically significant difference (P>0.05) in prevalence of GI strongyles infection related to Gender and body condition score found. Generally finding of this study revealed that the disease is more prevalent in study area in equines; so that strategic prevention and control method of strongyles infection should be devised and implemented. Further research determining the management practice predispose equines to strongyle infection should be conducted.Author(s): Feyera Gemeda*, Berhanu Wakjira, Teha Jundi, Zeyna Bakeno, Mohamad Ahmad, Mudin Kalil, Mustafa Bakela