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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 80-88

Prevalence of Parasitic Helminthes among Slaughtered Animals in Slaughterhouses in Taiz, Yemen
Kamal Hezam1,2, Abdo Farae Morshed2, Abdul Naser Hassan2, Abdul Baset Abbas1,3, Hesham Ghaleb4, Juan Zhang1, Anwar Saeed Ahmed Qahtan5
1Department of Microbiological and Biochemical Pharmacy, School of Life Science and Technology, China Pharmaceutical University, China
2Department of Parasitology & Immunology, Faculty of Applied Science,Taiz University, Yemen
3Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Ibb University, Yemen
4Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, China Pharmaceutical University, China
5Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Biology, Hunan University, China
*Corresponding author

This study was carried out in 2012. It aimed at detecting the prevalence of parasitic helminthes infections among goats, sheep, cattle and camels slaughtered in         Slaughterhouses in Taiz, Yemen. The number of slaughtered ruminants was 636 goats, 47 sheep, 311 cattle, and 12 camels. The highest prevalence rate of hydatid cysts was found in camels (41.66%) followed by cattle (33.76%) followed by goats (6.13%).There was no infection with hydatid cysts in sheep. Also, the highest rate of infection with liver flukes (Fasciola sp.) was observed in cattle (5.47%), goats (3.14%). No liver fluke infection was observed in sheep and camels. Whereas, the prevalence rate of Taenia sp. infection was higher in goats (22.8%) than that in sheep (14.90%); no infections were detected in both cattle and camels. There was a variance in the rate of helminthes infection during 4 months study period and also, among different sexes and age groups. This result therefore calls for an improved disease control and adequate sanitation program for slaughtered animals in the study area.

Keywords: Helminthes, slaughtered animals, Hydatidosis, Echinococcus, Fasciola, Taeniasis, Taiz.

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Kamal Hezam, Abdo Farae Morshed, Abdul Naser Hassan, Abdul Baset Abbas, Hesham Ghaleb, Juan Zhang, Anwar Saeed Ahmed Qahtan. 2016. Prevalence of Parasitic Helminthes among Slaughtered Animals in Slaughterhouses in Taiz, Yemen.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 80-88. doi:
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