Wayo Et Al

Wayo et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 7 (8), pp. 223-225, October 2017.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 102117153


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2017.8.102117153)

 

African Animal Trypanosomosis in an
Agrarian Settlement in Kaduna City, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria

 

Wayo B.*, Garba H.A.,
Mohammad B., Abdullahi R.A., Kassim M. & Sumayin H.  

 

Nigeria
Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research, Kaduna, Nigeria.


Abstract

Trypanosomiasis has been recognized as a major cause
of sickness and death throughout sub-Saharan Africa as well as a major
constraint on the use of livestock. Inadequate disease reporting and
surveillance has hampered the control of the disease. This study sought to
investigate the prevalence of Trypanosomiasis among cattle in Gwaraji district
(an agrarian settlement on the fringes of Kaduna metropolis), Igabi Local
government area of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria. A total of 94 cattle were
sampled from about 30 herds. These cattle belong to Fulani herdsmen.
Parasitological examination was carried out using the Standard Trypanosome
Detection Method. The overall infection rate was 25.53% and the trypanosome
species observed were Trypanosoma congolense (70.83%), T. brucei (16.66%) and
mixed infections of T. brucei and T. congolense (12.5%). The implication of the
species identified, method of diagnosis and public health concerns were
discussed.


Key words:
Trypanosomiasis, Trypanosomes,
Cattle, Agrarian, Kaduna, Nigeria


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