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Direct Research Journal of Biology and Biotechnology:Vol. 3 (5), pp. 88-91, December 2017
ISSN 4372-2608

Incidence of gastrointestinal helminth of Donkeys in Sokoto Metropolis
Article Number: DRJA37812831

Original Research Article

*Mohammed, A. A., Lawal M.D., Alayande, M.O., and Mahmuda A.



Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

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date Received: November 20, 2017     date Accepted: December 9, 2017     date Published: December 28, 2017


A total of 50 donkeys were examined for gastrointestinal helminth using floatation method. The only worm eggs detected were those of nematode (strongyle and Strongyloides species) and neither cestodes nor trematode eggs were detected. A total of 39 (78%) samples were positive, 26 (52%) males and 13 (26%) females. From the results obtained at present study, it is clear that nematodes are the major helminths affecting donkeys in Sokoto. Donkey owners should be educated about the control strategies that are practicable and inexpensive for the well-being of their donkeys. Government should help in providing adequate nutrient by way of subsidizing animal feed and concentrates.

Keywords:Donkey;gastrointestinal helminth, cestodes;trematode; strongyle, strongyloides species