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Little work has been done on diseases of horses in Ethiopia or tropical regions of the world. Yet, Ethiopia has the largest horse population in Africa and their horses play a pivotal role in their economy as traction animals. A serological and questionnaire survey was therefore conducted to...

Author(s)
Tsegay, K.; Potts, A. D.; Aklilu, N.; Lötter, C.; Gummow, B.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 125, pp 106-115
Abstract

Serum samples from domestic and wild animals in Ethiopia were tested for antibodies to Leptospira by the agglutination test. 70.7% of 307 cows, 43.4% of 159 sheep, 47.3% of 93 goats, 15.4% of 75 camels, 91.2% of 34 horses, 57.2% of 12 pigs and 8.3% of 12 dogs were seropositive. All 54 samples from...

Author(s)
Moch, R. W.; Ebner, E. E.; Barsoum, I. S.; Botros, B. A. M.
Citation
Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1975, 78, 2, pp 38-42
Abstract

Ethiopia probably carries the largest cattle population per head of human population of any country in Africa, an estimated 20.23 million cattle. Although undernutrition and disease cause serious losses, the heavy pressure of animals on the land has resulted in much overgrazing and subsequent soil...

Author(s)
Macpherson, D. A.
Publisher
Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.,
Citation
United Nations. Report to the Government of Ethiopia on the control of animal diseases., 1964, pp 8 pp.
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Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...

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Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...

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There exist over 200 distinct breeds of sheep Ovis aries. The breeds differ in their physical characteristics. Female sheep tend to be smaller than...

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Cover for Camelus dromedarius (dromedary camel)

Data on the importance and the real place of camel production in agricultural economy is lacking, except for in the main camel countries of...

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Brucella abortus was isolated from cattle in 1897 by the Danish veterinarian Bernard Bang (Bang, 1897). The disease caused by Brucella abortus (B....

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Cover for babesiosis

The parasite Babesia is named after Babes, the scientist who first described it in sheep and cattle in 1888 (Levine, 1961). Organisms belonging to...

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