Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Managing tsetse transmitted trypanosomosis by insecticide treated nets:
    an affordable and sustainable method for resource poor pig farmers in Ghana (2011)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Bauer, B.
    Holzgrefe, B.
    Mahama, C. I.
    Baumann, M. P.
    Mehlitz, D.
    Clausen, P. H.
    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 5(10) — S. e1343
    ISSN: 1935-2727
    URL (Volltext): http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000017360
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001343
    Pubmed: 22022625
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    An outbreak of tsetse-transmitted trypanosomiasis resulted in more than 50% losses of domestic pigs in the Eastern Region of Ghana (source: Veterinary Services, Accra; April 2007). In a control trial from May 4(th)-October 10(th) 2007, the efficacy of insecticide-treated mosquito fences to control tsetse was assessed. Two villages were selected--one serving as control with 14 pigsties and one experimental village where 24 pigsties were protected with insecticide treated mosquito fences. The 100 cm high, 150 denier polyester fences with 100 mg/m(2) deltamethrin and a UV protector were attached to surrounding timber poles and planks. Bi-monthly monitoring of tsetse densities with 10 geo-referenced bi-conical traps per village showed a reduction of more than 90% in the protected village within two months. Further reductions exceeding 95% were recorded during subsequent months. The tsetse population in the control village was not affected, only displaying seasonal variations. Fifty pigs from each village were ear-tagged and given a single curative treatment with diminazene aceturate (3.5 mg/kg bw) after their blood samples had been taken. The initial trypanosome prevalence amounted to 76% and 72% of protected and control animals, respectively, and decreased to 16% in protected as opposed to 84% in control pigs three months after intervention. After six months 8% of the protected pigs were infected contrasting with 60% in the control group.