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Abstract

A survey of ectoparasites in 896 cattle, 318 horses, 538 sheep, 659 goats, 243 pigs and 105 dogs in Nigeria was made over two years. The geographical and ecological location of the host animal, age, sex and life style were recorded in relation to parasite infestation rate. 31 species of...

Author(s)
Iwuala, M. O. E.; Okpala, I.
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 1978, 26, 4, pp 339-350, 351-359
Abstract

From a survey in the East Central State of Nigeria in 1975-76, information is provided on 31 species of ectoparasitic arthropods (ixodid ticks, mites, Mallophaga, fleas and various Diptera) that were found on cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs and dogs. Infestation is analysed in relation to the...

Author(s)
Iwuala, M. O. E.; Okpala, I.
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 1978, 26, 4, pp 339-350
Abstract

It is shown in this further paper on 31 species of ectoparasites of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs and dogs in Nigeria [see preceding abstract] that cattle, horses and dogs were the most infested hosts, and ticks and Diptera were the most common ectoparasites all the year round. Peak...

Author(s)
Iwuala, M. O. E.; Okpala, I.
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 1978, 26, 4, pp 351-359