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Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria

K. A. Fasasi, M. A. Rufai, O. A. Surakat and J. I. Adojutelegan.

Abstract
Demographic survey of pets’ ownership and the health status of pets within Osogbo metropolis, Osun State was conducted between April and October, 2020. This was done by preparing a structured demographic survey questionnaire which was randomly administered, retrieved and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Majority of pets owners in the study area fall within 21 - 30 years, representing 43.7% of respondents. Three types of breeds - exotic, crossed and local- were identified. A significant number of respondents indicated pets were kept for sustenance and livelihood probably due to the fact that certain category of pets was crossbred with exotic species for preferred traits. Goat owners represent 52.9% of the surveyed population. Most pets’ owners (67.4%) did not register their pets with State’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department. Only 35.4% of pet owners admitted that their pets were ectoparasite infested. About 65.7% of respondents vaccinated their pets, 59.9% treated their pets against helminthic infections while 43.0% admit to regular veterinary clinical check-up. Findings from this survey suggests the likelihood for pets to be registered with relevant authority is low but pet owners are more likely to treat and vaccinate their pets.

Key words: Pet ownership, Health status, Ectoparasites, Helminthic infections


 
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Fasasi KA, Rufai MA, . Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2022; 30(2): 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7


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Fasasi KA, Rufai MA, . Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2022; 30(2): 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7



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Fasasi KA, Rufai MA, . Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. (2022), [cited September 15, 2023]; 30(2): 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7



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Fasasi, K. A., Rufai, . M. A. & (2022) Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 30 (2), 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7



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Fasasi, K. A., M. A. Rufai, and O. A. Surakat and J. I. Adojutelegan. 2022. Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 30 (2), 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7



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Fasasi, K. A., M. A. Rufai, and O. A. Surakat and J. I. Adojutelegan. "Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 30 (2022), 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7



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Fasasi, K. A., M. A. Rufai, and O. A. Surakat and J. I. Adojutelegan. "Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 30.2 (2022), 54-57. Print. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7



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Fasasi, K. A., Rufai, . M. A. & (2022) Ownership and Health Care Status of Pets in Osun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 30 (2), 54-57. doi:10.4314/njbas.v30i2.7





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