Assessment of Different Stains and Staining Procedures For Microscopic Detection of Malaria Parasites

This study was carried out during the period from July 2002 to September 2003 in order to assess the use of different stains and staining procedures in microscopic diagnosis of malaria. A total of 203 individuals were included in the present study, Field-stained thick blood smear, Giemsa-stained thick...

Studies on ticks and tick – borne diseases of cattle in South Darfur State, Sudan

This survey was conducted from June 2004 to May 2005 to study ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBDs) of cattle namely ehrlichiosis and theileriosis in South Darfur State. Ticks collection was carried out at intervals of two months for one year from sedentary and semi sedentary cattle of three age groups < 2, <2 and < 4 years old in five localities, Nyala, Edd-alferrsan, Tulus, Reheid-alberid and...

Molecular Diagnosis of Trypanosoma evansi Infection in Camels from Gedariff and Kordofan States of the Sudan

Trypanosoma evansi infection is the most important disease of Camel in the Sudan.The objectives of this project are firstly; to assess the capabilities of PCR in detection of the parasite. Secondly; to give an account of the Camel situation in the two study areas. Wet Smear Film (WSF), Thin Smear Film (TSF), and Buffy Coat (BC) surveys were conducted to identify T. evansi infection from a...

Studies on ticks and tick–borne diseases of export Sheep at Alkadaro Slaughter house

This study was carried to survey ticks and tick-borne diseases (theileriosis, cowdriosis, anaplasmosis and babesiosis) and species of ticks that infest of sheep brought to Alkadaro Slaughter House from Central Sudan during the period from September 2002 to August 2003. The survey covered animals coming from five locations, namely Kosti, Singa, ElObeid, AlDamazin and AlGadarif. About 20...

The Pathogencity and Drug Resistance Of Trypanosoma Vivax in Calves and Goats

A survey was conducted at the Blue Nile area to determine the prevalence of Trypanosoma vivax in cattle, using haematocrit centrifugation technique, wet blood film, thin and thick stained smears. The results showed that the prevalence rate during the dry season varied between 6.5 to 2.2% and 6.35 to 1.43% during rainy season, and the tabanids catches were 25±5.1 fly/trap/day in early dry...

Incidence and treatment of Camel trypanosomosis (Guffar) In Butana area, Eastern Sudan

The incidence of camel trypanosomosis (Guffar) caused by T. evansi in Butana plains, Eastern Sudan was surveyed using direct smear, michrohematocrit centrifugation technique ( MHCT) and card agglutination test for T.evansi (CATT/T. evansi). In a total of 220 blood and serum samples, 115 (52.2%), were positive by CATT, 72 (32.7%) were positive by the MHCT and 31 (14.1%) were positive by the wet...

Epidemiological and Biomolecular Studies on Echinococcus granulosus in Sudan

This study represents an epidemiological and biomolecular study about Echinococcus spp. and hydatid disease in definitive and intermediate hosts including humans in Sudan. In this study, a survey of cystic echinococcosis was conducted during the period from May 2001 to July 2003 in different parts of the Sudan. The prevalence rates in camels, cattle, sheep and goats examined in different states...

Studies on Cowdria ruminantium infection in sheep in Central Sudan

In the present study, a cross sectional survey was conducted during the period from July 2002 to May 2003, distribution of ticks infesting sheep and the prevalence of sheep cowdriosis was determined in Sennar State (Central Sudan). A total body collection of ticks was carried out in five different locations, Sennar, Singa, Dinder, Abu Naama and Um Banein on Desert sheep (Watish and Ashgar) on...

Some parasitological and pathological studies in Nubian goats experimentally infected with Trypanosoma vivax

The present work was carried out to study the susceptibility of Nubian goats to experimental Trypanosoma vivax infection and the pathological effects of the infection on them. Also different parasitological techniques were compared in diagnosis of infection when taking blood samples from jugular and ear veins. Twenty Nubian goats were used in the experiment. They were divided into four groups...

Studies On Camel Ticks In River Nile State,Sudan With Particular Refrence To Ecology And Behaviour Of Hyalomma Dromedarii (Acari: Ixodidae)

Hyalomma dromedarii predominated ticks infesting camels. Other tick species found in very low numbers included H. impeltatum, H. a. anatolicum, H. truncatum, H. m. rufipes, R. sanguineus group and R. pretextatus. Hyalomma species nymphs were collected in significant numbers. Adult of these ticks preferred significantly lower parts of camel’s body for feeding while the nymphs preferred back of...