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Table 4 The most frequently mentioned livestock parasites by species in the four districts

From: Ethnoveterinary plants and practices used for ecto-parasite control in semi-arid smallholder farming areas of Zimbabwe

Livestock Species Common parasites as identified by respondents (%)
  Ticks Flies Tsetse flies Mange mites Fleas Lice
Cattle 81.0 0.9 0.4 0.4 - -
Sheep 5.6 0.4 - - - -
Goats 49.8 - 0.4 3.9 0.4 0.4
Indigenous chickens - 1.3 - 3.4 27.5 22.7
Commercial chickens - - - - 0.4 0.9
Pigs - - - 2.2 - 1.3
Donkeys 13.3 0.4 - - 0.4 0.4
*Other species - 0.9 - - 0.9 2.1
  1. *Refers to livestock species that were available in very small numbers. These include; turkeys, rabbits and guinea fowls. "-" means the ectoparasites were reported absent for that livestock species.