Table 1: Prevalence of H. contortus infectionin small ruminants of Nyagatare district.

Category Positive animals ()Negative animals ()Total animals ()

Sheep
Male sheep111 (83.5)22 (16.5)133 (42.4)
 Adult male41 (82.0)9 (18.0)50 (15.9)
 Young male70 (84.3)13 (15.7)83 (26.4)
Female sheep151 (83.4)30 (16.6)181 (57.6)
 Adult female103 (85.8)17 (14.2)120 (38.2)
 Young female48 (78.7)13 (21.3)61 (19.4)
Overall sheep262 (83.4)52 (16.6)314 (100.0)

Goats
Male goats99 (64.3)55 (35.7)154 (24.3)
 Adult male42 (66.7)21 (33.3)63 (9.9)
 Young male57 (62.6)34 (37.4)91 (14.3)
Female goats357 (74.2)124 (25.8)481 (75.7)
 Adult female221 (74.2)77 (25.8)298 (46.9)
 Young female136 (74.3)47 (25.7)183 (28.8)
Overall goats456 (71.8)179 (28.2)635 (100.0)

Total animals 718 (75.7)231 (24.3)949 (100.0)