FREQUENCY OF NEOSPORA CANINUM IN CENTRAL KENYA.

This study was designed to determine the prevalence of Neosporosis in dairy cattle farms in three areas of Central Kenya. Of the 49 animals tested for antibodies to Neospora caninum, 23.91% tested positive. There were breed differences with 13.04% of the Friesians being positive while 10.87% of the Jerseys were positive.  The distribution in females and males was 19.57% and 4.35% respectively. The disease was also more common in calves relative to adults at 13.04% and 10.87% respectively. This study showed that Neosporosis was a common condition in dairy cattle populations in Central province.

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