Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 415

Full Length Research Paper

Survey and dominant pathological conditions of pig farms in the centre region of Burkina Faso

Kadja Mireille Catherine
  • Kadja Mireille Catherine
  • Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV), Rue de l'Universite, Dakar, Senegal.
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Abia Yaogo, Souahibou Sourokou Sabi
  • Abia Yaogo, Souahibou Sourokou Sabi
  • Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV), Rue de l'Universite, Dakar, Senegal.
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and Kaboret Yalacé Yamba
  • and Kaboret Yalacé Yamba
  • Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV), Rue de l'Universite, Dakar, Senegal.
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  •  Received: 23 March 2024
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2024
  •  Published: 31 May 2024

Abstract

The aim of this study is to provide a better understanding of the pork sector in Burkina Faso. A survey was conducted among 32 veterinary clinics and practices to determine the primary swine pathologies and the sanitary management of these diseases. Regarding husbandry practices, the study revealed that 43% of surveyed farmers practiced intensive farming, while 53% practiced semi-confinement, and 4% practiced extensive farming. In terms of biosecurity measures, 56% of piggeries lacked a fence and gate at the entrance, 19% had footbaths but lacked rotoluves, and 65% were associated with other livestock species, including poultry (57%) and ruminants (36%). The pathologies reported by farmers and animal health professionals predominantly included parasitic diseases (32% internal parasitosis and 68% dermatoses), piglet anaemia (71%), red mullet (57%), African Swine Fever (ASF) (61%), foot-and-mouth disease (29%), and neonatal gastroenteritis (36%).

Key words: Dominants, pathologies, pathological conditions, pigs, piggery, Burkina Faso,