Occurrence Of Adult Taenia Saginata In Cattle Slaughtered In Major Abattoirs In Port Harcourt Metropolis, Nigeria

Lebari B. Gboeloh
2015 Zenodo  
The occurrence of adult Taenia saginata in major abattoirs in Port Harcourt metropolis was investigated. Out of 514 cattle investigated, an overall prevalence of 35(6.8%) was recorded. Infected male and female cattle represented 1.2% (6/514) and 5.6% (29/514) of the overall prevalence respectively. There was a statistical significant difference (P< 0.05) in prevalence of adult Taenaia saginata between male and female cattle examined in the study area. Old cattle have a significant (P< 0.05)
more » ... icant (P< 0.05) infestation rate than young ones. Adult Taenia saginata exists in cattle and still remains a public health concern in the study area. Deliberate effort is needed from stake-holders and the Government to design and implement programs that will lead to the prevention and possible eradication of the parasite.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1110967 fatcat:uefhnunnmvctbch3vw7aqsidzu