EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF CRYPTOSPORIDIOSIS AND DISEASE-ASSOCIATED FACTORS IN SHEEP IN A STEPPE REGION OF ALGERIA (AIN OUSSERA)

Hichem Dahmani, Ahcen Hakem, Mustapha Oumouna

Abstract


This work has focused on the search for Cryptosporidium sp. carried out on a sample of 1 605 animals (1 235 lambs, 300 ewes, and 70 rams) from sixty-two flocks distributed in the commune of Ain Oussera one of the steppe regions of Algeria between 2014-2016., fifty-two flocks were positive for Cryptosporidium sp screening, with a flock prevalence 84% (CI95 % 72,8 % - 91  %).The total individual prevalence was 14.6%, the prevalence of lamb infestation was 15,4 %, for ewes and rams were 13,7 %, 4,3 % respectively (p < 0,05).


Keywords


Cryptosporidium, Lamb, prevalence, Ain Oussera, Algeria

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v103i3-4.12869

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