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American Journal of Zoological Research. 2018, 6(1), 1-7
DOI: 10.12691/ajzr-6-1-1
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Epidemiology of Parasitic Infection among Working Donkeys in Qubaish Locality, Western Kurdufan State of Sudan

Idriss Braima Gadalkareem1, , Hisham Ismail Seri2, Khitma Hassan Almalik3, Shadia Ahmed Lazim4 and Mohammed Yagoub Mohammed Ahmed5

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of West Kurdufan, Qubaish, Sudan

2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sudan University for Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan

3Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan

4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bahri University, Khartoum Bahri, Sudan

5Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, West Kurdufan University, Qubaish, Sudan

Pub. Date: December 29, 2017

Cite this paper:
Idriss Braima Gadalkareem, Hisham Ismail Seri, Khitma Hassan Almalik, Shadia Ahmed Lazim and Mohammed Yagoub Mohammed Ahmed. Epidemiology of Parasitic Infection among Working Donkeys in Qubaish Locality, Western Kurdufan State of Sudan. American Journal of Zoological Research. 2018; 6(1):1-7. doi: 10.12691/ajzr-6-1-1


Background: Parasitic diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in donkeys. Effort must be given to control and prevention of parasitic disease transmission within a facility and among animal populations. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the epidemiology of parasitic infection among working donkeys in Qubaish locality, Western Kurdufan State of Sudan. Methodology: This is a retrospective cross sectional study conducted in Western Sudan to assess the epidemiologic burden of parasitic infections among donkeys. The study included 200 working donkeys. Results: The most frequently detected parasite was Strongylus spp representing 30/62 (48%) followed by mixed infection, Cyathostomes, Dictyocaulus arnfieldi, Oxyuris equi, parascaris equorum, constituting 15/62(24.2%), 13/62(21%), 2/62(3.2%), 1/62(1.6%), 1/62(1.6%), respectively. Conclusion: Strongylus and Cyathostomes helminthes were prevalent among working donkeys in West Kurdufan State, Sudan, which necessitate for urgent effective control measures including treatment, prevention and drug resistant testing.

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