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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 2
Ectoparasites and endoparasites of goats in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Abah AE, Awi-Waadu GDB and Sunday FO

Parasitological problems can affect goats’ productivity, skin quality and be of zoonotic importance. This study determined the prevalence of ectoparasite and endoparasites in goats in Port Harcourt. A total of 150 animals were examined from four different locations. Ectoparasites were detected by brushing and examining with naked eyes, hand lens, and under the microscope. Endoparasites were detected by standard parasitological technique. Results indicate that ectoparasites were higher (61.3%) in goats than endoparasites (38.6%). Based on location, ectoparasites prevalence was higher in Uniport Agric farm (30.4%), this was followed by Mile 3 with (25.1%) while Rumuosi and Alakahia had 22.8% and 21.6% respectively. Endoparasites were higher (33.2%) at Uniport Agric farm, followed by Mile 3, (24.6%) then Rumuosi and Alakahia had (22.6%) and (19.5%) respectively. Ectoparasites identified were Caliseta species (38.1%), Demodex species (20.6%), while Ixodes species, Damalimia species, and Ctemacephalides species had (16.9%), (14.0%) and (10.3%). Endoparasites identified were Nimatodirus (41.0%), Trichuris species (23.8%), Moneiza species (22.3%), and Ascaris species (12.85). In conclusion, the prevalence of ectoparasites and endoparasites in Port Harcourt is relatively high. An awareness campaign about the importance and control of these parasites is recommended to forestall zoonosis risks.
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How to cite this article:
Abah AE, Awi-Waadu GDB, Sunday FO. Ectoparasites and endoparasites of goats in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. J Entomol Zool Stud 2022;10(2):08-12. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2022.v10.i2a.8961

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