AN ASSESSMENT OF PREVALENT LIVESTOCK DISEASE IN IGARRA CATTLE RANCH IN AKOKO EDO L. G. AREA OF EDO STATE OF NIGERIA (JAN. 1998 DEC. 2002)

  • Patrick U Owai Department Of Animal Science, University Of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Keywords: Prevalent, Livestock, Diseases in Igarra and Gboko

Abstract

An assessment of Livestock Disease carried out in Igarra Cattle Ranch in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State for a period of 5years (Jan. 1998 - Dec. 2002) revealed that the prevalent diseases are Helminthiasis (31.55%), Ectoparasitism (37.3%), Trypanosomiasis(18.6%), Pneumonia (7.2%), Rinderpest (3.2%), Foot and Mouth Disease (2.2%). In Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State of Nigeria, for the same period, a similar investigation revealed the following disease conditions: Helminthiasis (33.1%), Ectoparasitism (22.01%) Pneumonia (20.28%), Trypanosomiasis (12.68%), Pneumonia Enteritis Complex (PPR) (11.97%).

KEY WORDS: Prevalent, Livestock, Diseases in Igarra and Gboko.

Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol.2(2) 2003: 64-66
Published
2004-04-30
Section
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