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Research Paper | Veterinary Sciences | Sudan | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018
Effects of Camel Breed, Age and Season on the Prevalence of Intestinal Cestodes of Camels (Camelus dromedary) at Tumbool Slaughterhouse
Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate the influence of camel breed, age and season on the prevalence of cestodes infecting small intestine of camels (Camelus dromedary) in Butana Area, Central Sudan. The whole contents of the small intestine were collected once immediately after slaughtering of the camels and brought to Tumbool Camel Research Center for processing the samples. Neither camel breed nor camel ages were found to have a significant linked difference in infection rates or worm burden. Infection rates among camel types and found to be 70 %, 73.7 %, 70 % and 64 % in Butana, Kassala, Saied and Western Sudan, respectively whereas their concise worm burden ranges as 6-7, 9-10, 15 and 7, respectively. However, samples collected during winter recorded comparatively high infection rate 81 % followed by autumn 69.6 % while lowest infection rate (61 %) was recorded in summer.
Keywords: camelus dromedary, cestodes, season, prevalence
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,
Pages: 1288 - 1290