Dr. Dinka Ayana

Full name:      Dr. Dinka Ayana 
Tel:  00 251 911 24 25 39Email : dinka.ayana@aau.edu.et


Office location: Bishoftu campus, College of Veterinary Medicine and AgricultureDean’s Office Building, 1st floor
Research Interest: Strong motivation and interest on parasitic livestock diseases of economic and public health importance. Special emphasis on Veterinary Protozoology. Currently, engaged in research projects focusing on major protozoal diseases of livestock and possible control strategies.Research projects so far accomplished:

  • Study on small ruminants coccidia in three different agro ecology of Ethiopia (Funded by Addis Ababa University)
  • Development of effective and safe plant based drug against animal skin diseases with
  • Particular emphasis to mange mites and lice (Joint project with Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute)
  • Survey of liver fluke infections in domestic ruminants in and around Debre –Zeit, Ethiopia (Funded by Addis Ababa University)
Education: DVM, MSc
List of recent publications:
  1. A. Dinka, B. Eyerusalem, H.T. Yacob (2010): A study on major ectoparasites of camel in and around Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia, Revue Med. Vet, 2010, 161,11,498-501


  1. K.Belihu, A. Mammo, F. Lobago, D. Ayana (2009): Prevalence of ectoparasites in back yard local chickens in three agroecologic zones of East Shoa, Ethiopia,Revue Med. Vet., 2009, 160, 11, 537-541


  1. Dinka A., Bedada Buta, Yacob HT (2010): Study on major parasitic problems of rural cattle in and around Ambo, Western Oromia, Ethiopia, Nigeria Veterinary Journal, 31, 3


  1. H.T. Yacob, T.A. Yalew, A. Dinka (2008); Ectoparasite prevalence in sheep and goats in and around Wolita Soddo, Southern Ethiopia, Revue Med. Vet., 2008, 159, 8-9,450-454


  1. H.T. Yacob, B. Nesanet, A.Dinka (2008): Prevalences of major skin diseases in

cattle, sheep and goats at Adama veterinary Clinic, Oromia regional state,

Ethiopia, Revue Med. Vet.,, 2008, 8-9, 455-461


  1. Dinka Ayana, Getachew Tilahun, Abebe wossene (2007): Study on Eimeria and Cryptosporidium infections in sheep and goats at ELFORA export abattoir, Debre –Zeit, Ethiopia, Turk.J.Vet. Anim.Sci, 2009, 33(5): 367-3671


  1. Dinka ayana, Fisea Gebreab and Hundera Sori (2009): Prevalence of ovine and

Caprine fasciolosis in and around Assela town of Oromia regional state, Ethiopia,

Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr., 2009, 57, 109-116


  1. A.Getaw, D. Beyene, D. Ayana, B. Megersa, F. Abunna (2009): Hydatidiosis:

Prevalenceand its economic importance in ruminants slaughtered at Adama

municipal abattoir, central Oromia, Ethiopia, Acta Troica 113(2010) 221-225


  1. G Ayele and A Dinka (2010): study on strongyles and Parascaris parasites

Population in working donkeys of Central Shoa, Ethiopia, Live stock Research

for Rural Development (LRRD), 22(12), 2010


10. Belihu K, Aytenfsu S and Dinka A. (2011): Study on gastrointestinal helminthes of back yard local chickens in east shoa zone of Oromia regional state, Ethiopia, Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr 59: 419 -426

11. Alemayeu Regassa, TeferaWoldemariam, Seble Demisse, Nebyou Moje, Dinka Ayana and Fufa Abunna (2012): Bovine fasciolosis: Coprological, Abattoir survey and financial loss due to liver condemnation in Bishoftu municipal abattoir, Central Ethiopia, European journal of biological sciences 4 (3): 83-90

12. Garomssa T, Bersissa K, Dinka A and Endrias Z (2012): Lung worms of small ruminants slaughtered in restaurants of Ambo, Oromia regional state, Ethiopia, NVJ, 33(1): 387-394

13. Desta Beyene, Sisay Nigussie, Dinka Ayana and Fufa Abunna (2013):                                                  The Prevalence of Lungworms in Naturally Infected Sheep of Ambo District, Oromia, Ethiopia, Global Veterinaria 10 (1): 93-98, 2013

14. Dinka A and Yacob Hailu Tolosa (2012) : Coccidiosis in Fayoumi Chickens at Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center Poultry Farm, Ethiopia, European Journal of Applied Sciences 4 (5): 191-195

15. Dinka Ayana and Hika Waktole (2013): Study on Fasciolosis of Sheep and its Intermediate Host Snail in and Around Debre–Zeit, East Shoa, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, Global Veterinaria, 10 (5): 571-576

16. Bersissa Kumsa, Manuela Signorini, Sori Teshale, Cinzia Essarin, Reta Duguma, Dinka Ayana, Marco Martini, Rudi Cassini (2003): Molecular detection of Piroplasms in Ixodid ticks infesting cattle and sheep in Western Oromia, Ethiopia, Trop Anim Health Prod DOI 10.1007/s11250-013-0442-z

 17.   Ayana, E. Eshetu and F. Abunna(2013): Survey of Ixodid Ticks on Cattle in Borana Pastoral Area, Ethiopia, Acta Parasitologica Globalis 4 (1): 14-23

18. Adugna Tadesse, Yacob Hailu Tolossa, Dinka Ayana, Getcahew Terefe (2013): Bovine cysticercosis and human taeniosis in south – west Shoa zone of Oromia region, Ethiopia, Ethiopian veterinary journal, 17(2), 121- 133

 19.Dinka Ayana, Eyob Eshetu, Hika Waktole and Fufa Abunna (2013): Invitro acaricidal efficacy evaluation trial of Ixodid ticks at Borana, Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopian veterinary journal, 17(2), 85- 99