Risk factors associated with occurrence of nematodes in free range pigs in Busia District, Kenya

This study investigated the epidemiology of nematodes in free range pigs in Busia District, Kenya

John Maina Kagira; Paul Njuki Kanyari; Samuel Maina Githigia; Ndicho Maingi; James Chege Ng’ang’a; John Mwangi Gachohi

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Nematode infections are a serious constraint to pig production, especially where free range pig keeping is practiced
  • This study investigated the epidemiology of nematodes in free range pigs in Busia District, Kenya
  • The nematode eggs were identified as those belonging to Oesophagostomum spp., Strongyloides ransomi, Ascaris suum, Metastrongylus spp., Trichuris suis and Physocephalus sexalatus
  • Three hundred and six pigs from 135 farms were sampled for faeces that were analysed for nematode eggs per gram of faeces using the McMaster technique
  • This study has provided information on nematode infections and the associated risk factors for free range pigs in Busia District, which can be used when implementing integrated control measures

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.