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Research Paper | Veterinary Sciences | Sudan | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018
Prevalence of Intestinal Cestodes of Camels (Camelus dromedary) at Tumbool Slaughterhouse
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence, classification and identification of small intestinal cestodes of camel (Camelus dromedary) in Butana Area, Central Sudan. The whole contents of the small intestine were taken from 215 camels at Tumbool slaughterhouse during the period from December 2008 to November 2009. 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. The collected adult worms were counted, classified, and measured (length and width of worms), then examined macro and microscopically for the identification. Results revealed that 69.3 % (149 out of 215) of the total investigated camels were infected with intestinal cestodes. Among the recovered 1180 small intestinal cestodes, seven worm species were detected (Moniezia expansa, Moniezia benedi, Avitellina spp, Stilesia spp Thysansona Actinoide, Thyzanesia giardi and Mesocestoides spp. ). On the other hand, the results indicated that the infection rate of animals by one species of cestodes was (63.3 %), by two spp was (29.5 %) and by three spp was (7.3 %). It noticeable that, it is the first time only in this study to detect the prevalence of Mesocestoides. Spp. , Thysansona, Actinoide and thyz nesia girdi in camels in Sudan.
Keywords: Dromedary, cestode, worm burden, Tumbool
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,
Pages: 357 - 359