Prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in Nigerian Indigenous Chicken in Sokoto State Northwestern Nigeria.
M Salihu, A Junaidu, S Oboegbulem, G Egwu, A Magaji, M Abubakar, A Ogbole
campylobacter, chicken, indigenous, nigeria, prevalence
M Salihu, A Junaidu, S Oboegbulem, G Egwu, A Magaji, M Abubakar, A Ogbole. Prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in Nigerian Indigenous Chicken in Sokoto State Northwestern Nigeria.. The Internet Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 2008 Volume 7 Number 1.
The study was carried out to determine the prevalence of
The Nigerian indigenous chickens are raised on a small in most households in rural and semi-urban areas of Northwestern Nigeria. The chickens are reared as free range and may therefore; contaminate water and the surrounding environment. Their habits bring them into close contact with human, grazing animals and even dogs and cats. They may constitute a potential public health risk in relation to
Materials and Methods
Between December, 2007 and November, 2008, 866 indigenous chickens were sampled across the state for
Biotyping of isolates was carried out using the extending biotyping scheme of Lior, (1984). The scheme is based on hippurate hydrolysis; rapid production of hydrogen sulphide in FBP broth and DNA hydrolysis.
Of the 866 chickens examined, 672 (77.6%) were found to be carrying campylobacters. More than one species of
Bioyping of the isolates were carried out for
The prevalence of
The high isolation rate of 67.2% of
The biotyping scheme of Lior (1984), divided the
The role of the Nigeria indigenous chicken in the transmission of the