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Table 1 Top ten presenting complaints recorded in 358 horses and donkeys presenting to The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust April – Sept 2005 (data extracted from GHDT clinical database).

From: Trypanosomosis in The Gambia: prevalence in working horses and donkeys detected by whole genome amplification and PCR, and evidence for interactions between trypanosome species

Presenting complaint Number of cases(n = 358) % of cases
Loss of appetite 127 35
Weak 121 34
Suspect Trypanosome infection 97 27
Overwork/immaturity 56 16
Poor condition 53 15
Feet 47 13
Respiratory 44 12
Eyes 30 8
Diarrhoea 16 4
Teeth 15 4