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)
AbstractAn 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