Prevalence of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis in Jimma municipal abattoir, South West Ethiopia

T Tolosa, W Tigre, G Teka, P Dorny

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    Abstract

    A cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis was conducted from October 2007 to March 2008 in cattle slaughtered at the Jimma municipal abattoir. Cyst distribution and viability of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis were also determined. A total of 512 carcasses were inspected of which 15 (2.93 %) and 161 (31.44 %) were infected with Taenia saginata metacestodes and hydatid cysts, respectively. From a total of 109 cysticerci collected from infected carcasses, 47 (43.12 %) were viable. The anatomical distribution of the cysticerci was, shoulder muscle (39.5 %), heart (33.9 %), neck muscle (13.8 %), tongue (10.1 %), masseter muscles (1.8 %) and diaphragm (0.9 %). Of the 1171 hydatid cysts collected 223 (19.0 %) were fertile, 505 (43.1 %) sterile, 49 (29.8 %) calcified and 94 (8.0 %) contained pus. A greater proportion of fertile cysts were found in the lungs than in other organs. It was concluded that these zoonotic cestodes deserve due attention to safeguard public health, and that further studies are needed on genotyping, epidemiology and public health importance of Echinococcus granulosus in the study area.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOnderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
    Volume76
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)323-326
    Number of pages4
    ISSN0030-2465
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Animal diseases
    • Bovine
    • Cysticercosis
    • Taenia saginata
    • Hydatidosis
    • Prevalence
    • Cattle
    • Cysts
    • Slaughter
    • Ethiopia
    • Africa-East

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