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A cross-sectional study of epizootic lymphangitis in cart-mules in western Ethiopia.
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PMID:  15579337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of epizootic lymphangitis (EL) in 309 cart-mules (cart-pulling mules) in Bako and Ejaji towns, Western Ethiopia using clinical and microbiological examinations, between November 2002 and April 2003. The overall prevalence was 21% (CI=16.6-26%). The clinical, histological and mycological characteristics of EL in a cart-mule were similar with those in a horse. There was significant (chi2=133.5, P=0.001) association between tick infestation and EL lesions in study cart-mules. Amblyoma coherence and Boophilus genera were the ticks collected from lesions of cases of EL, and thus played a predisposing role. In conclusion, our results showed that EL has high prevalence in cart-mules in the two towns.
Gobena Ameni; Woldu Terefe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive veterinary medicine     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0167-5877     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev. Vet. Med.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-06     Completed Date:  2005-01-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8217463     Medline TA:  Prev Vet Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ethiopia / epidemiology
Horse Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology,  microbiology
Lymphangitis / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Tick Infestations / epidemiology,  veterinary

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