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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 155–160 | Cite as

Economic importance of bovine fascioliasis in Nigeria

  • A. Ogunrinade
  • Bola I. Ogunrinade
Article

Summary

An attempt was made to determine the annual economic losses due to bovine fascioliasis in Nigeria. The estimates were based on an average annual disease incidence of 2·5%, an assumed mortality rate of 1%, a total liver condemnation rate of 7%, a cattle population of 10 million and an annual slaughter rate of 10%.

When the annual cost of treating and controlling fascioliasis amounting to N30,000 was added to other costs, total annual loss due to fascioliasis was estimated at some N5 million. 3 The importance of fascioliasis as a major source of production loss in the animal industry in Nigeria is discussed.

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Importance Economique De La Fasciolose Bovine Au Nigeria

Résumé

Un essai a été fait pour situer les pertes économiques dues à la fasciolose bovine au Nigeria. L'estimation a été basée sur une incidence moyenne annuelle de la maladie de 2,5 p. 100 avec une mortalité de 1 p. 100 et un taux de saisies de foies entiers de 7 p. 100 pour une population bovine de 10 millions de têtes dont 10 p. 100 d'abattues par an pour la consommation.

Lorsque le coût annuel du traitement et du contrôle de la maladie s'élevant à 30 000 N, est ajouté aux autres dépenses, le coût total des pertes dues à la fasciolose est estimé à 5 millions N.1 L'importance de la fasciolose comme cause de pertes dans la production animale, en Nigeria, est discutée.

Importancia Economica De La Fasciolasis Bovina En Nigeria

Resumen

Se hizo un ensayo para determinar las pérdidas económicas debidas a la fasciolasis bovina. Los estimativos se basaron en un promedio anual de la incidencia de la enfermedad del 2.5%, una tasa de mortalidad del 1%, una tasa de decomíso del 7%, una población bovina de 10.000 cabezas y una tasa de sacrificio del 10%.

Cuando el costo de tratamiento y control de fasciolasis (N 30.000) se sumó a otros costos, la pérdida global debida a fasciolasis se estimó en N 5 millones.1 Se comenta la importancia de la fasciolasis como una de las mayores fuentes de pérdidas en producción en la industria animal en Nigeria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ogunrinade
    • 1
  • Bola I. Ogunrinade
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Microbiology and ParasitologyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  2. 2.National Youth Service CorpsIbadanNigeria

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