Table 2

Prevalence of trypanosome species in 241 horses and donkeys from the Central River Division, The Gambia 2006.

Dry season (n = 154)

Wet Season (n = 87)

Horses (n = 183)

Donkeys (n = 58)

Overall prevalence


N

Prev %

N

Prev %

N

Prev %

N

Prev %

% (95%CI)


T. congolense

44

29

30

34

53

29

21

36

31 (25, 37)

T. vivax

131

85

79

91

165

90

45

78

87 (83, 91)

T. brucei sp

25

16

19

22

29

16

16

28

18 (13, 23)

T. vivax + T. congolense only

32

20

19

22

36

20

15

26

21 (16,26)

T. congolense + T. brucei sp only

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.5(0,1)

T. vivax +T. brucei sp only

18

12

10

11

18

10

10

17

12 (8, 16)

T. vivax + T. congolense +T. brucei sp

5

3

10

11

11

6

4

7

6 (3,9)

Overall positive for any species of trypanosome

139

90

80

92

171

93

48

83

91 (87, 94)


*T. congolense Savannah, T. vivax, and T. brucei sp figures are the overall % positive (including mixed infections). Mixed infections are for the stated trypanosome species only.

Significantly different at P = 0.05

Prev = prevalence (rounded to whole numbers)

Pinchbeck et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2008 4:7   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-4-7

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