Prevalence of intestinal parasites of dogs slaughtered at Mami market area, Sokoto, Nigeria

Journal Title: Scientific Journal of Animal Science - Year 2012, Vol 1, Issue 3

Abstract

A parasitological study was carried on faecal samples obtained from intestinal segments of dogs killed for human consumption at Mami Market Area, Sokoto, Nigeria. Faecal samples of 40 different local dogs were analyzed using concentration techniques for the presence of Oocysts, eggs, larvae and adult parasites. Twenty nine (29), representing 72.5% of the samples were positive for one form of parasite or another comprising of fifteen (15) different parasite species. The public health importance of this finding was discussed.

Authors and Affiliations

A. Mahmuda*| Department of Parasitology and Entomology,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., A. A. Magaji| Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., Y. Yakubu| Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., M. D. Salihu| Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., M. D. Lawal| Department of Parasitology and Entomology,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., U. Mahmud| Department of Parasitology and Entomology,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., N. Suleiman| Department of Physiology and Biochemistry,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria., A. Danmaigoro| Department of Anatomy,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria.

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A. Mahmuda*, A. A. Magaji, Y. Yakubu, M. D. Salihu, M. D. Lawal, U. Mahmud, N. Suleiman, A. Danmaigoro (2012). Prevalence of intestinal parasites of dogs slaughtered at Mami market area, Sokoto, Nigeria. Scientific Journal of Animal Science, 1(3), 126-130. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-616