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Sero Prevalence of Brucellosis in Goat in Sokoto, Nigeria

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Author(s): M.D. Salihu | A.U. Junaidu; A.I. Daneji; A.A. Magaji; F.M. Tambuwal; M.B. Abubakar; H. Nawawi

Journal: Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 2041-076X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 275;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Antibodies | brucellosis | ELISA | goats | Nigeria | prevalence

ABSTRACT
Serum samples were collected from goats slaughtered at the Sokoto metropolis abattoir and werescreened using Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT), the Serum Agglutination Test (SAT) and the Competitive Elisa(complisa) for brucellosis. A seroprevalence of 22.93% was recorded. The female had more prevalence(28.35%) than the male while the age band of 13-24 months had the highest prevalence of 22.46% Sokoto redwas the breed with the highest prevalence of 34.12% while the hot season had the highest prevalence of28.57%. Due to the zoonotic implications of the disease, there is the urgent need to consider the vaccinationof small ruminants against brucellosis in addition to other recommendations suggested.

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