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Table 4 Prevalence (%) of mites in sheep and goat according to age group

From: Mites of sheep and goats in Oromia Zone of Amhara Region, North Eastern Ethiopia: species, prevalence and farmers awareness

  Sheepa Goatsb
  Adult (n = 976) Young (n = 304) Adult (n = 902) Young (n = 362)
Mites spp. No. positive Prevalence (%) No. positive Prevalence (%) No. positive Prevalence (%) No. positive Prevalence (%)
Sarcoptes* 32 3.3 17 5.6 99 10.9 31 8.6
Demodex** 14 1.4 13 4.3 21 2.3 15 4.1
Psoroptes*** 20 2.0 1 0.3 7 0.8 1 0.3
Overall 65 6.8 31 10.2 127 14.1 47 13.0
  1. a *OR = 2.1 p =0.034 0.05; b *O R = 0.8 p =0.5
  2. **OR = 3.25 P=0.004; **OR = 2.2 P=0.02
  3. ***OR = 0.163 P = 0.07; ***OR = 0.33 P= 0.31