Epidemiology of Gastro-Intestinal Parasites of Cattle Managed Under Extensive Production System in Arbaminch Zuria Wereda of Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
In order to determine the prevalence of GIT parasites and related risk factors, a cross-sectional study was carried out in the Gamo Zone, Arbamich Zuriya Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia during the years of 2012 and 2013 E.C. The sedimentation and floatation technique was used to conduct a qualitative feces examination. 594 cattle were examined and 333 (56.23%) of them tested positive for at least one egg or more of Strongyle type, Fasciola spp., Emeria, Neoascaris, mixed type, Strongyloides spp., and Paramphistomum spp. parasites, respectively (42.5%), (16.16%), (9.8%), (9.58%), (6.58%), (5.68%) and (3.58%). According to this finding, Strongyle type eggs were more common than those of other helminths while Paramphistomum eggs were less common. Age and physical condition were significantly different risk factors (p=0.05, P-value =0.001, AOR=3.96, 95% CI=2.75-5.65).