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Vom J. Vet. Sci.. 2018; 13(1): 52-56

Haemonchosis in a 2-year-old Kano Brown Nanny-goat - A case Report

Mary U. EMEME, Samaila DANBIRNI, Emmanuel A. ADENAIKE, Bilkisu Y. KALTUNGO, Victor O. SINKALU, Mikail G. HUDU, Sulaiman M. MOHAMMED, Shehu N.A. SAIDU.


A case of haemonchosis in a 2-year-old Kano Brown nanny-goat, weighing 15kg was presented to student fellows in large animal section of medicine specialty, College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria study centre. The chief complaint was swollen lower jaw and inappetence. On examination, the goat showed clinical signs including pallor of ocular mucus membrane, sub-mandibular oedema, rapid respiration, emaciation, rough hair coat and weakness. Haematological analysis showed decreased packed cell volume, red blood cell count and haemoglobin concentration. Feacal culture revealed haemonchus larvae. The goat was treated with albendazole and it died the next day. It is therefore necessary to deworm goats regularly in order to reduce heavy losses due to reduction in production and deaths.

Key words: Nanny goat, haemonchus contortus, haematological analysis, Faecal culture

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