An-Najah National University

rateb othman


  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in sheep in northern palestine and jordan valley
  • Published at:Indian Journal of Veterinary Research

  • This study investigated the incidence of toxoplasmosis in sheep flocks in Palestine through testing Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in sheep at three locations at the northern West Bank and two cities in Jordan valley of the Palestinian Territories. A total of 2479 blood samples were collected and the plasma was tested using indirect ELISA. Results showed that the infected sheep were 20.5% of total samples. The infection was highest in Jenin (30.2%) followed by Nablus (24%), Tulkarm (18.6%) Jericho (15.5%) then Tubas with lowest infection rate at 0.9%. There was a significant (P < 0.05) difference in the rate of infection between all site compared to Tubas. At the sheep farm level, Jenin was of highest infection rate (91.3%) followed by Tulkarm (88.9%), Nablus (84.2%), Jericho (73%) and Tubas (9.1%). These findings indicated that sheep products (milk, meat) might be at risk of contamination with the T. gondii, which had a potential health problem to consumers of sheep origin produ
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  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Goats in Two Districts in Northern Palestine
  • Published at:Walailak J Sci &amp;amp;amp;amp; Tech
    The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-T. gondii in goats raised on farms in the Jenin and Tulkarm districts in the north of Palestine. The investigation was conducted on 14 herds comprising of 280 goats. Blood samples were collected via the jugular veins of 151 goats during the period from January to December 2011. The indirect ELISA test was used for the detection of anti-T. gondii antibodies. Results showed that an anti-T.gondii IgG antibody was detected in 13.4 % of the samples. The presence of the anti-T. gondii antibody was influenced by the location of the goat herds. The highest incidence was in Jenin district (17.44 %) while it was 7.69 % in Tulkarm district. These results indicated the possible contamination of meat and milk of the goats with this parasite, which in turn negatively affects human health.
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  • Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Prevalence of the red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) in layer flocks in four districts in northern West Bank, Palestine
  • Published at:Open Journal of Animal Sciences
  • An experiment was conducted to investigate the prevalence of the red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) in layer farms in four districts of northern West Bank, Palestine. The four districts were: Nablus, Tulkarm, Tubas, and Jenin. A total of 225 layer farms were investigated for infection with the parasite during the period from September 2009 to August 2010. The highest prevalence of the red mite was observed in the district of Tulkarm (18.3%, 25.5%, 32.7% and 47.3%, for the districts of Nablus, Jenin, Tubas, and Tulkarm, respec-tively) which can be explained by the hot humid climate in the district and insufficient cleaning. Infection with the red mite was highest in sum-mer (43.8%) and lowest in winter (12%). The high infection rates observed in this study reflect the poor management and housing conditions, char- acteristic of layer farms in the study region.
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  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  • Prevalence and Diversity of Gastrointestinal Parasites in small Ruminants Under Two Different Rearing Systems in Jenin District of Palestine
  • Published at:An - Najah Univ. J. Res. (N. Sc.) Vol. 26, 2012
  • This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites (GIP) in goats and sheep kept under extensive and intensive management systems in the district of Jenin, Palestine, during the period from January to December 2010. Factors affecting diversity, distribution and intensity of infection by GIP were investigated.
    Data about farm history and breeding management were collected by means of a questionnaire. A total of 810 faecal samples from small ruminants composed of 285 and 525 samples from intensive and extensive rearing systems, respectively, were collected from eight villages (Yamoun, Bet qad, Merkah, Talfeet, Kfaret, Tarem, Jab`a and
    Aneen). A total of thirteen genera of the GIPs, included (eleven nematodes, one cestode (Moniezia) and one protozoan (Eimeria) were recovered. The results showed fewer diversity of GIP in intensive rearing system. The prevalence of GIPs in animals reared under extensive system (26.5%) was significantly higher (P<0.01) than those
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  • Thursday, June 2, 2011
  • Prevalence of Toxocara canis in Dogs, North West Bank of Palestine
  • Published at:Korean J Parasitol. Vol. 49, No. 2: 1-2, June 2011
    This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of Toxocara canis in local districts in North West Bank of Palestine. Fecal samples from 132 dogs were collected in Nablus, Tulkarm, and Jenin cities from September 2008 to April 2009 and examined for T. canis eggs with the floating technique. The overall infection rate of toxocariasis in dogs was 36.4%. The dogs less than 6 months old showed higher infection rates than those older than 12 months (P = 0.04). Vigorous interventions are necessary, such as routine coprological examinations of dogs and prescription of anthelmintics to infected dogs.
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