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Helminthiasis of sheep in Zambia



Helminthiasis of sheep in Zambia



Livestock Adviser 13(6): 41-45



Of 625 sheep from farms near Lusaka, Zambia, 304 (48.6%) harboured intestinal helminths. 11 nematode, 2 digenean and one cestode species were identified, the most common being Haemonchus contortus (prevalence 21.1%), Oesophagostomum columbianum (18.6%) and Trichuris ovis (15.5%). 18.1% (55) of infections were with a single species, 60.2% (183) with 2, 18.8% (57) with 3 and 3.0% (9) with 4.

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