E.M. Njoroge, P.M.F. Mbithi, J.M. Gathuma, J.K. Magambo and E. Zeyhle (2000). Application of ultrasonography in prevalence studies of hydatid cysts in goats in Northwestern Turkana, Kenya and Toposoland, Southern Sudan. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary

Citation:
PROF. MBITHI PMF. "E.M. Njoroge, P.M.F. Mbithi, J.M. Gathuma, J.K. Magambo and E. Zeyhle (2000). Application of ultrasonography in prevalence studies of hydatid cysts in goats in Northwestern Turkana, Kenya and Toposoland, Southern Sudan. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary.". In: 4th TICH Annual Scientific Conference Kisumu, Kenya. AWC and FES; 2000.

Abstract:

A study was done to determine the prevalence of hydatid cysts in goats using ultrasonogrphy. A total of 1390 goats were examined, 43.6% (606/1390) of them from northwestern Turkana, Kenya, and 56.4% (784/1390) from Toposland, Southern Sudan. Hydatid custs were visualized in 1.82% (11/606) of the goats from north-western Turkana and 4.34% (34/784) of those from Toposaland. Unlike abattoir surveys, the prevalence data obtained in this study were unbiased because entire flocks were examined. The lower prevalence rate of the disease in goats from Turkana was attributed to the hydatid disease control programme in that area, which is absent in Toposaland.

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