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Prevalence and risk factors of caseous lymphadenitis in sheep and goats of Batna area (Algeria)

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Author(s): Mohamed Nabil Alloui, | Jaroslaw Kaba | Nadir Alloui

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 162;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Caseous Lymphadenitis | Prevalence | Risk Factor | Small Ruminants | Algeria

ABSTRACT
An epidemiologic investigation of caseous lymphadenitis of the small ruminants (23 herds) was carried out in the Batna area (Algeria). The disease prevalence at the sheep and the goat was 8.9 and 1.6% respectively. This disease was more frequent in the adults. Clinically, the disease did not affect the animal’s general state. The internal disease form was not observed in 38 carcasses. The risk factors in the appearance of the disease were: bad hygiene, the precarious shelters and the breeding of several species in the same farm.
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