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A preliminary report on the use of FAMACHA for haemonchosis in goats in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa during the late autumn/early winter period.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17941601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From May to July 2005 a study was conducted on the prevalence and effects of haemonchosis in goats farmed on communal grazing belonging to resource-poor farmers at two study sites, namely Mlungisi (26 degrees 53'E, 31 degrees 53'S) and Ezibeleni (26 degrees 58'E, 31 degrees 53'S), situated within the Chris Hani District Municipality in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The usefulness of the FAMACHA system for identifying goats needing treatment was confirmed. It allowed stock owners to identify badly affected goats accurately, as borne out by the agreement between FAMACHA scores and corresponding haematocrits.
C Sri Jeyakumar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South African Veterinary Association     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1019-9128     ISO Abbreviation:  J S Afr Vet Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503122     Medline TA:  J S Afr Vet Assoc     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, Private Bag X7093, Queenstown, 5320, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Antinematodal Agents / therapeutic use
Conjunctiva / pathology*
Goat Diseases / blood,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Haemonchiasis / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  veterinary*
Haemonchus / isolation & purification
Hematocrit / veterinary*
Parasite Egg Count / veterinary
Poverty Areas
South Africa
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antinematodal Agents

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