In 2012-13 an abattoir study and a stratified cross-sectional study were conducted in two study sites. An abattoir study sampled 2106 cattle and a cross-sectional study randomly sampled 1498 cattle from 100 herds. Individual cattle information was collected and 100 herdsmen were interviewed through a structure-questionnaire discussing husbandry practices. Various bTB diagnostics were conducted on cattle sampled including CM-tests and post mortem examinations (PME). Fasciolosis diagnostics included faecal egg counts (FEC), PME, a commercial antibody ELISA and development of a F. gigantica antibody ELISA.
F. gigantica parasites were solely identified by RAPD-PCR. Fasciolosis sero-prevalence ranged between 44.8-64.1% and bTB prevalence between 1.6-17.4%. Prevalence of both diseases varied within the study sites; shown using spatial and chi squared comparisons. Fasciolosis influence on bTB diagnosis was investigated using multivariable logistic regression analysis.
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||25th International Conference for the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology - United Kingdom, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Duration: 16 Aug 2015 → …
|Conference||25th International Conference for the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology|
|Period||16/08/15 → …|