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Table 4 The infected animals and the amount of liver condemned and incinerated from 2013 to 2017

From: Prevalence of bovine fascioliasis and economic impact associated with liver condemnation in abattoirs in Mongu district of Zambia

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Months a b c d a b c d a b c d a b c d a b c d
Jan 1126 772 3088 68.6 1158 814 3256 70.3 1278 967 2901 75.7 2362 1736 5208 84.6% 938 622 2488 66.3%
Feb 987 688 2752 69.7 536 311 1244 58.0 997 679 2037 68.1 912 523 1569 64.6% 922 737 2948 79.9%
Mar 726 563 2252 77.5 714 426 1704 59.7 1131 818 2454 72.3 741 511 1533 70.8% 1027 876 3504 85.3%
Apr 903 713 2852 79.0 703 472 1888 67.1 1575 867 2601 55.0 897 528 2104 58.8% 1229 796 3184 64.8%
May 1034 729 2916 70.5 689 422 1688 61.2 1702 713 2139 41.9 920 511 2044 55.5% 1664 884 3536 53.1%
Jun 418 296 1184 70.8 623 317 1268 50.9 1299 931 2793 71.7 937 533 2132 56.9% 932 548 2192 58.8%
July 960 658 2632 68.5 658 402 1608 61.9 1422 1203 3609 84.6 1214 772 3088 63.6% 885 591 2364 66.8%
Aug 927 614 2456 66.2 774 387 1548 50.0 2083 1346 4038 64.6 887 611 2444 68.9% 1147 742 2968 64.7%
Sept 873 503 2012 57.6 889 415 1660 46.7 1328 940 2820 70.8 1048 604 2416 57.6% 1322 820 3280 62.0%
Oct 916 642 2568 70.1 1034 694 2776 67.1 2016 1781 7124 88.3 1794 1083 4332 60.4% 1510 732 2928 48.5%
Nov 973 549 2196 56.4 1168 703 2812 60.2 1276 885 3540 69.4 1384 994 3976 71.8% 1418 666 2664 47.0%
Dec 1349 821 3284 60.9 2174 664 2656 30.4 2264 1624 6496 71.7 1594 978 3912 61.4% 1685 784 3126 46.5%
Total 11,192 7548 30,192 67.4% (95%CI 67–68) 10,220 6027 24,108 59.0% (95%CI 58–60) 18,371 12,754 42,552 69.4% (95%CI 69–70) 14,690 9384 34,758 63.9% (95%CI 63–65) 14,679 8798 32,990 59.9% (95%CI 59–61)
  1. Note
  2. a = No. of carcasses examined
  3. b = No. of carcasses with Fasciola spp.
  4. c = Estimated Weight of Liver Condemned (kg)
  5. d = Prevalence (%) & Confidence Interval (CI)
  6. Direct economic loss through liver condemnation was calculated by multiplying the figures in column (c) by ZMW 45/kg