An investigation of tetrameres infection among local chickens in Maiduguri

  • AA Biu Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 8136, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • I Haddabi Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 8136, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abstract

A survey of Tetrameres species was carried out in Maiduguri. Out of 136 locally domesticated chickens examined 41 (30.2%) were infected with Tetrameres species with T. fissipina having a prevalence of 25 (60.9%) which was higher compared to T. Americana with 16 (39.0) though statistically not significant (p>0.05). However, the prevalence of the Tetrameres species varied according to the age and sex of the local chickens examined. The study revealed that adult chickens had 27 (65.8%) prevalence which was higher than observed in young chickens with 14 (34.2%) though statically not significant (P>0.05%). Also male chickens were more infected 24 (58.5%) when compared with the female chickens, which had 17 (41.5%) prevalence (P>0.05).

Keywords: survey, tetrameres, chickens

Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol. 26(1) 2005: 44-46
Published
2006-05-24
Section
Articles

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