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Prevalence and Epizootiology of Bovine
Dermatophtlosis (Senkobo) in Zambia, by G.S. Pandey, M.A.Q. Awan, R.N.
Sharma, Zambia Journal of Science & Technology, Vol.9, no.2, December 1991, Pg.
The prevalence and epizootiology of bovine dermatopholosis (Senkobo skin
disease) in Zambia for a period of 14 years from 1973 to 1986 is reported. The
study is based on clinical cases observed by field officers and cases confirmed
in the laboratory. The results of the study revealed that the disease is
widespread mostly among traditional cattle in Western, North-Western, Southern
and Eastern Provinces of the country. Of the confirmed cases 75.74% occurred in
wet season which is rainy season, 15.76% in cold season and 9.48% in dry season.
The disease is of considerable economic importance due to damage to hide and
skin, reduced production and mortality. The treatment being practised and its
effect is discussed.
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