Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2003
Volume: 2
Issue: 7
Page No. 396 - 399

Caprine Fascioliasis in the Gezira State, Central Sudan

Authors : W. S. Koko , H. S. Abdalla and M. Galal

Abstract: This work was carried out in northern part of the Gezira State, Hassahisa Province, in the Central of the Sudan to investigate the prevalence of caprine fasciolaisis and the epidemiological aspects, which might influence the prevalence of the disease. 287 goats were sampled faecaly and serologically for the evidence of Fasciola gigantica infection. 12.5% of examined goats were positive for F gigantica egg inspection. This infection was correlated positively with the progress of age from olds, youngs and kids 16.2, 12 and 1.9% respectively. The prevalence of the disease was significantly higher in inner irrigated areas (core village) 14.7% than peripheral (main road) areas 8.7%. Also the disease is more prevalent in winter 15% than in summer 9.9%. 79.5% of all examined goats were found positive for antifasciola antibodies (using crude antigen). This prevalence was 98.1, 81.5 and 21.2% for olds, youngs and kids respectively. It was 83.7% for inner irrigating and 71.8% for peripheral irrigating goats. The antifasciola antibodies were found positively higher in winter 85% in comparison with summer 73.8%.

How to cite this article:

W. S. Koko , H. S. Abdalla and M. Galal , 2003. Caprine Fascioliasis in the Gezira State, Central Sudan. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2: 396-399.

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