Feb 09, 2021Open AccessArticle
Bluetongue is an infectious, viral, non-contagious disease, caused by the virus of the genus Orbivirus and family Reoviridae, being transmitted by hematophagous vectors of the genus Culicoides to domestic and wild ruminants. The disease mainly affects sheep. The infection is related to the climatic conditions of high temperatures and high humidity, which favor the proliferation of vectors. The disease is characterized by systemic hemorrhagic viral fever, caused by vascular injury a...
Jan 26, 2021Open AccessArticle
The study was carried out to determine the phenotypic characters of Aeromonas isolates from fresh water fishes sold in FCT using culture and isolation, and conventional biochemical identification method and confirmation with MicrobactTM GNB 24E identification system. Out of 400 samples collected from different fishes (257 from Tilapia zillii, 77 from Clarias gariepinus, 58 from Lates niloticus, and 8 from Alestes nurse) culture and biochemical charac...
Aug 12, 2020Open AccessArticle
Lipoma is a benign neoplasm characterized by the proliferation of well-differentiated adipocytes. The aim of the present study was to report a case of lipoma in the subcutaneous of a horse. A 5-year-old Mangalarga Marchador horse, weighing approximately 350 kg, was referred to the Veterinary Hospital with a history of increased abdominal volume. On clinical examination, a well-defined and circumscribed mass was observed in the abdomen. Surgery was performed and the material was sent for histolog...
Jun 16, 2020Open AccessArticle
The domestic fowl, as a species, is considered a unique experimental model in immunological research where the humoral and cellular components of the immune response can be delineated by selective surgical bursectomy of newly hatched chicks combined with sublethal whole-body X-irradiation. Search for an effective, safe, and a short-acting general anesthetic for application in such young birds is, therefore, essential. Ketamine is a phencyclidine derivative with analgesic and anesthetic propertie...
Jun 11, 2020Open AccessArticle
A study on the prevalence of canine babesiosis was carried out at Jos south Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria, between May and June 2019. Giemsa stained blood smears of 150 dogs revealed that 20 (13.33%) of the dogs were positive with Babesia canis. Among these, 63 (42.00%) were puppies aged less than 6 months, and 87 (58.00%) are adult dogs aged 9 months and above infected by the parasite. However, the age is found significantly correlated with Babesia canis as all the positives a...
Jun 04, 2020Open AccessArticle
Cystic echinococcosis (hydatidosis) is a serious zoonotic parasitic disease of global public health and economic importance. It is caused by infection with hydatid cysts, the larva of a tapeworm of canines, particularly dogs. The canine hosts become infected with the adult parasite when they ingest with viscera fertile hydatid cysts containing protoscolices (PSCs). Generally, the mere presence of PSCs in a hydatid cyst has been considered an indication of infectivity to the host. There is no tan...
Apr 24, 2018Open AccessArticle
diseases are one of the most significant challenges in livestock breeding and
production. The present study was done to determine the 1) sero-prevalence of Brucella spps and Toxoplasma gondii in bovine and caprine
samples, 2) risk
factors associated with sero-positivity, 3) o
Jan 29, 2018Open AccessArticle
The aim of the study was
to relate some pre-slaughter handling factors for lambs in a slaughterhouse,
with the presence of bruises and high muscle pH in carcasses. Stocking density,
transport distance and time, and type of slaughter (Conventional or Kosher)
were registered in a sample of 1150 lambs that corresponded to 23 loads
originated from different farms (Tierra del Fuego, Chilean Patagonia), distance
Jul 11, 2016Open AccessArticle
Several microorganisms as bacteria, fungi, yeast and ectoparasites
compose canine ear canal microbiota. These agents can be native or invasive
pathogens that cause clinical otitis. The aim of this study was to associate Mollicutes in external ear canal with
clinical otitis. 41 domestic dogs were examined, and a total of 82 otologic samples
were collected using sterile swabs, placed in a plastic storage tube containing
Mar 11, 2016Open AccessArticle
Ethiopia has the largest livestock
population in Africa,
but the contribution for the economic aspect of the country is still lowest amount and disease can be considered
as a major constrain. Ticks are the most important ectoparasites of livestock
in tropical and sub-tropical areas. Ethiopia is not exceptional and ticks are
responsible for severe economic losses both through the direct effects of blood
sucking and indirectly as vectors of pathogens and toxins. Feeding by large
numbers of ticks c...