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CHORIOPTIC MANGE INFESTATION IN CATTLE IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

Biu, A. A and M. M. Wakawa

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 8136, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abstract

    A prevalence study of chorioptic mange infestation in 355 cattle was conducted in Maiduguri, Nigeria between the months of January and September 2001. Identification of mites by deep skin scraping method revealed a prevalence of 25.4%. Among breeds, Red Mbororo had highest rate of infestation (41.2%), followed by Sokoto Gudali (26.0%). White Fulani (25.6%), Ambala (18.8%) and Kuri (0.0%). Female cattle were non significantly more infested (28.3%) compared to the males (20.0%), as were the young cattle (35.0%) compared to adults (22.6%). The prevalence of mite infestation based on the predilection site showed the shoulder (50.7%) to be more commonly infested (P<0.05) compared to the tail (43.5%), rump (27.9%), flank (7.9%) and head (0.0%). Rainy months of July, August and September had a significantly (P<0.05) higher prevalence (40.0, 60.0 and  62.2, respectively) compared to drier months of January, February, March, April, May and June.

Key words: Chorioptic mange, prevalence, cattle, Nigera.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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