Prevalence of parasitic diseases of goats on small scale farms in Embu District – Kenya

Citation:
S. G, M.A OM, B.O I, S.M T. "Prevalence of parasitic diseases of goats on small scale farms in Embu District – Kenya." Scandinavian society for parasitology. 1995;5(1).

Abstract:

Goats are well suited for small holder farms in the arid and semi arid areas as they are able to utilize the limited feed resources.

A survey was carried out in a semi-arid area of Embu District, Kenya. 25 farmers each with minimum herd size of 10 goats were interviewed on disease problems affecting their goats using standard questionnaire. Faecal and blood samples were collected from a minimum of 10 goats (5 kids and 15 adults) from each farm and analyzed for helminth eggs, blood parasites and serology for cowdriosis (Western blot) in October 1994 during the short rains.

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