The prevalence of bovine hypodermosis in Kars Province, Turkey


Kara M. , ARSLAN M. A. , GICIK Y.

TROPICAL ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION, cilt.37, ss.617-622, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11250-005-4291-2
  • Dergi Adı: TROPICAL ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.617-622

Özet

A total of 1276 cattle from 76 farms in 8 villages were examined by palpation of the skin for evidence of hypodermosis. The effects of age, sex, breed, and colour of cattle on hypodermosis were investigated. The overall prevalence was 31.9%. The mean number of warble fly larvae on infested animals was 8.46. Hypodermosis infestations were encountered in all the villages visited. Within a herd, the intensity of infestion decreased with the age of cattle. Infestation rates of warble fly larvae were lower in native cattle, in females, and in piebald animals.