Incidence of Hydatid cyst disease in food animals slaughtered at sokoto central abattoir, Sokoto state, Nigeria

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An abattoir based study was conducted to determine the incidence of hydatid cyst disease in cattle, camel, sheep and goats, over a one year period (Oct 2003- Sept 2004). Forty six thousand two hundred and twenty three (46223) cattle 3545 camel; 16345 sheep and 14134 goats were examined at post mortem for evidence of hydatid cyst lesions. Incidences of 34 (0.07%), 318 (8.97%), 23 (0.14%) and 4 (0.03%) were found for cattle, camel, sheep and goats, respectively. Locations of the cyst lesions in the examined animals shows liver was the most predominant site in cattle 21(61.76%), sheep 18(78.26%) and goats 3(75.0%). For camels, lungs showed the most number of CE lesions 291(91.51%). Overall, the least number of hydatid cyst lesions were observed in the heart. There was significant association (p < 0.001) between the species of animals and infection. The public health importance of the disease and the findings were discussed.

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Magaji, A. A., Oboegbulem, S. I., Daneji, A. I., Garba, H. S., Salihu, M. D., Junaidu, A. U., … Mamuda, A. (2011). Incidence of Hydatid cyst disease in food animals slaughtered at sokoto central abattoir, Sokoto state, Nigeria. Veterinary World, 4(5), 197–200. https://doi.org/10.5455/vetworld.2011.197-200

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