Gastrointestinal parasites of cattle at slaughter in Gashua abattoir Yobe State, North-Eastern, Nigeria
Abah OOI, Dagona MB, Kayode VO
Faecal survey of gastrointestinal parasites of cattle at slaughter in Gashua abattoir was conducted between February and May, 2019 using saturated sodium chloride floatation and formal ether sedimentation techniques. Out of 125 faecal collected and examined 72 (57.6%) were infected with parasitic helminthes. The small intestine harboured 47(37.6%) and Large intestine had 25(20.0%) respectively. The male had prevalence of 50(40.0%) while the female had 49(40.0%). Adequate Veterinary services should be adopted to prevent and control the incidence of parasitic helminths as well as feeding the animals with hygienically formulated livestock feeds.