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Abstract

A participatory epidemiological study was conducted to identify and prioritize constraints to livestock health and production on smallholder farms in Sanyati and Gokwe districts of Zimbabwe. Questionnaires were administered to 294 randomly selected livestock owners across the two districts....

Author(s)
Chatikobo, P.; Choga, T.; Ncube, C.; Mutambara, J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2013, 109, 3/4, pp 327-333
Abstract

The prevalences of dermatophilosis and parafilariosis were monitored for one year in cattle in Sanyati, a semi-arid smallholder farming area in Zimbabwe. The prevalence of dermatophilosis differed (p<0.05) with season and among calves, cows, oxen and bulls. In bulls and cows, dermatophilosis lesions were localized mainly to the inguinal regions and between the front limbs. The prevalence and morbidity of dermatophilosis infection were significantly higher (p<0.05) during the wet season than in the dry season. No mortalities were recorded. The prevalence of parafilariosis was similar to that of dermatophilosis. Infection of cattle by these skin diseases was preceded by high infestation with the tick Amblyomma variegatum....

Author(s)
Chatikobo, P.; Kusina, N. T.; Hamudikuwanda, H.; Nyoni, O.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2004, 36, 3, pp 207-215