Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 116–118 | Cite as

Ctenocephalides canis infestation of sheep and goats

  • M. F. Obasaju
  • E. B. Otesile


An investigation into infestation of sheep and goats withCtenocephalides canis showed that while only a light degree of infestation was observed in the affected goats, light to heavy degrees of infestation occurred in sheep. In both species a light degree of infestation had no marked effect on the packed cell volume (PCV). Both medium and heavy degrees of infestation resulted in a significant lowering of the PCV of the affected sheep.

Infestation De Moutons Et De Chevres ParCtenocephalides Canis


Une recherche sur l'infestation de moutons et de chèvres parCtenocephalides canis a montré qui si les chèvres sont infestées à un degré léger, les moutons le sont soit légèrement soit massivement. Chez les deux espèces une infestation légère n'a aucun effet marqúe sur le PCV. Par contre, chez les moutons, les infestations moyennes ou fortes ont provoqué un abaissement significatif du PCV.

Infestacion De Ovejas Y Cabras ConCtenocephalides Canis


Se llevó a cabo un estudio de la infestación de ovejas y cabras conCtenocephalides canis, observandose infestación ligera en cabras, media y severa en ovejas. En ambas especies, la infestación ligera no tuvo efecto marcado sobre el hematocrito; la mediana y severa sí.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Obasaju
    • 1
  • E. B. Otesile
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

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