Proceedings of the Scientific Conference

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1995
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National Veterinary Research Centre
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Using community participatory techniques and individual group interviews, it was found that the pastoral community of Samburu District Kenya, were concerned with commonly occurring livestock diseases. These included contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP), pasteureUosis in camels and small JVIDinants, mastitis in goats and sheep, helminthiasis, coccidiosis, diarrhea of unknown etiology, enterotoxaemia, mange, ringwonn., streptothricosis, orf and ectoparasites. The detection of Rhipicephalus appendiculaJus ticks at Bangoi was significant in relation to the epidemiology of East Coast Fever (ECF) in the district. Other ticks identified included R pulchelus, R evertsi, R pravus, AmhlyommtJ variegatum, A. gemma, HyalommtJ nuuginatum ru['Pes, H. dromedarii, H. truncatum and Boophilus decoloralus. The presence of ECF (Lipis) was conrrrmed by microscopical examination of lymph node biopsies from cattle and by isolation or the causative agent from R appentliculaJus ticks.
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