Table 3 : The calculated importance index among the species
of animal slaughtered in the abattoir, Ipata, Ilorin.

Parasites Importance index
Cattle Sheep Goat
Fasciola gigantica 9.25 0.88 0.92
Paramphistomum cervi 11.60 0.35 0.20
Dicrocoelium hospes 0.25 0.00 0.00
Dicrocoelium dendriticum 0.00 0.07 0.07
Moniezia expansa 0.00 2.16 0.60
Moniezia benedeni 3.68 0.00 0.00
Haemonchus contortus 0.00 3.66 1.27
Haemonchus placei 10.19 0.00 0.00
Ascaris vitulorum 0.00 1.57 0.97
Trichuris ovis 0.00 0.07 0.00
Trichuris globulosa 0.09 0.00 0.00
Dictyocaulaus filarial 0.00 0.00 0.07
Dictyocaulus viviparous 0.09 0.00 0.00
Strongyloides papillosus 0.32 0.00 0.04

x>1 represents dominant, 1≥x≤ 0.01 connotes codominant
and x<0.01 indicates subordinate; where x represents the
parasite in any of the species. P value=P<0.001; indicating that
there is significant difference among the three species.

Odeniran et al.Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences  2016 4:1DOI : 10.7243/2054-3425-4-1