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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1305-1309
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1305.1309
 
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Economic Effects of Fascioliasis on Animal Traction Technology in Adamawa State, Nigeria

M.R. Jaafar-Furo, S.I. Mshelia and A. Suleiman

Abstract:
This study reports the results of a survey conducted in 2001 to investigate the economic effects of Fascioliasis (Liverflukes) on drought animals in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Data were collected from 60 and 74 farmers` owners of 148 non-infested and 204 infested drought animals, respectively, through a cost-route method using structured questionnaires and supplemented with interviews. Analysis using descriptive statistics and animal traction efficiency measure showed that the non-infested drought animals were efficiently utilized than the infested drought animals. It was concluded that the non-infested drought animals were more productive. The study therefore, recommend among others, the regular deworming of drought animals in order to improve their efficiency.
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M.R. Jaafar-Furo, S.I. Mshelia and A. Suleiman , 2008. Economic Effects of Fascioliasis on Animal Traction Technology in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 1305-1309.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1305.1309

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.1305.1309

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