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Treating cattle with endectocide is a longstanding veterinary practice to reduce the load of endo and ectoparasites, but has the potential to be added to the malaria control and elimination toolbox, as it also kills malaria mosquitoes feeding on the animals. Here we used openly available data to...

Author(s)
Imbahale, S. S.; Lopez, J. M.; Brew, J.; Paaijmans, K.; Rist, C.; Chaccour, C.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1, pp 5826
Abstract

Dodoru Market is popular for its weekly Market day in Kebbi State, Nigeria. People converge at the market every Monday from various places to buy or sell. Survey of ticks on camels and cattle brought to Dodoru Market for sale was conducted. The aim was to evaluate the prevalence of camel and cattle ...

Author(s)
Abdullahi, Y. M.; Magami, I. M.; Audu, A.; Mainasara, M. M.
Publisher
Altezoro, s.r.o. & Dialog, Košice, Slovakia
Citation
Traektoriâ Nauki, 2018, 4, 4, pp 3001-3004
Abstract

Infection of cattle by the tick-borne intra-erythrocytic bacteria of the genus Anaplasma occurs worldwide. Nevertheless, prevalence rates in specific regions are still required to inform cattle farming management decisions. A study was carried out to determine Anaplasma infection prevalence in beef ...

Author(s)
Ramabu, S. S.; Kgwatalala, P. M.; Nsoso, S. J.; Gasebonwe, S.; Kgosiesele, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2018, 12, pp 4-8
Abstract

Animals in sub-Saharan African countries are used as source of milk, meat, hides and skin where animal diseases are one of the primary constraints in increasing the productivity of food animals. Studies were conducted to examine various respiratory problems of cattle with purpose of identifying the ...

Author(s)
Kidane Workelul Yalew; Nesibu Awol; Yishak Tsegay; Haftay Abraha; Mariam, H. W.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, 2018, 10, 6, pp 148-152
Abstract

Livestock breeding in West Africa is hampered by ticks and tick-borne diseases and Ivory Coast is not exempted. Several studies have focused on the identification of the tick species of Ivory Coast. However, no study has been carried out at the Port-Bouët cattle market. This market receives...

Author(s)
Yao-Acapovi, G. L.; Mavoungou, J. F.; Sevidzem, S. L.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2018, 30, 6, pp Article 109
Abstract

Little is known about the occurrence of haemoparasites in cattle in communal grazing areas of Mungwi District of Northern Province, Zambia. Clinical signs and post mortem lesions are pathognomonic of mixed tick-borne infections especially babesiosis, anaplasmosis and East Coast fever. The main...

Author(s)
Tembo, S.; Collins, N. E.; Sibeko-Matjila, K. P.; Troskie, M.; Vorster, I.; Byaruhanga, C.; Oosthuizen, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 3, pp 707-717
Abstract

Background: East Coast fever (ECF) is a devastating disease of cattle and a significant constraint to improvement of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. The protozoan parasite causing ECF, Theileria parva, undergoes obligate sexual stage development in its tick vector Rhipicephalus...

Author(s)
Olds, C. L.; Mason, K. L.; Scoles, G. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 126, pp (2 March 2018)
Abstract

African animal trypanosomosis (AAT) is a parasitic disease considered to be one of the greatest constraints to cattle production in Tanzania. There is insufficient information on seasonal occurrence of AAT and management practices in Monduli District of the Maasai Steppe ecosystem to guide and...

Author(s)
Kimaro, E. G.; Toribio, J. A. L. M. L.; Gwakisa, P.; Mor, S. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2018, 12, pp 91-98
Abstract

In recent decades, there has been a rapid shift in livestock breeds used in developing countries, leading to a loss of local genetic resources. The introduction of high-performing livestock breeds might, however, offer opportunities to improve the income of poor livestock keepers. In southern Mali, ...

Author(s)
Traoré, S. A.; Reiber, C.; Zárate, A. V.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 209, pp 77-85
Abstract

This study analyzes cattle farmers' perceptions of risk and risk management strategies in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. We use survey data from a sample of 356 farmers based on multistage random sampling. Factor analysis is employed to classify scores of risk and management strategies, and multiple...

Author(s)
Bishu, K. G.; O'Reilly, S.; Lahiff, E.; Steiner, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Risk Research, 2018, 21, 5, pp 579-598

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