Pandey, Awan & Sharma


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. 36-43.


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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