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Bovine trypanosomosis in the upper west region of Ghana: entomological, parasitological and serological cross-sectional surveys

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dc.contributor.author Adam, Y.
dc.contributor.author Marcotty, T.
dc.contributor.author Cecchi, G.
dc.contributor.author Mahama, C. I.
dc.contributor.author Solano, P.
dc.contributor.author Bengaly, Z.
dc.contributor.author Van den Bossche, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-25T14:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-25T14:37:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 0034-5288
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2011.04.004
dc.identifier.other ITG-B2A
dc.identifier.other ITG-BLA
dc.identifier.other DBM
dc.identifier.other U-VHELM
dc.identifier.other U-VCONT
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD45
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6958
dc.description.abstract Baseline surveys were conducted in the Upper West Region of Ghana to assess the distribution and densities of tsetse species, as well as the prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis. The entomological survey was designed to cover the suitable tsetse habitats along the three main rivers in the study area (i.e. Black Volta, Kulpawn and Sissili). Results indicated the presence of Glossina tachinoides in all three river basins, whilst Glossina palpalis gambiensis was only found close to the southern limit of the study area. A random sampling of 1800 cattle of the West African Short Horn, Sanga and Zebu breeds from 36 randomly selected grid cells covering the study area showed substantial differences between parasitological and serological prevalences. The average parasitological prevalence was estimated at 2.5% (95% CI: 1.06-5.77) with the majority of the infections due to Trypanosoma vivax. Most of the infected cattle were found close to the major river systems. The serological prevalence, measured using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), test was 19% (95% CI: 14.03-25.35). Cattle with anti-trypanosomal antibodies were also found throughout the study area. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Bovine en
dc.subject Trypanosomiasis en
dc.subject Trypanosoma vivax en
dc.subject Trypanosoma brucei en
dc.subject Trypanosoma congolense en
dc.subject Vectors en
dc.subject Tsetse flies en
dc.subject Glossina tachinoides en
dc.subject Glossina palpalis gambiensis en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Distribution en
dc.subject Density en
dc.subject Entomology en
dc.subject Detection en
dc.subject Diagnosis en
dc.subject Parasitology en
dc.subject Serology en
dc.subject ELISA en
dc.subject Ghana en
dc.subject Africa, West en
dc.title Bovine trypanosomosis in the upper west region of Ghana: entomological, parasitological and serological cross-sectional surveys en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Research in Veterinary Science en
dc.citation.volume 92 en
dc.citation.pages 462-468 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21550616
dc.citation.jabbreviation Res Vet Sci en


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