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Seroprevalence of leptospires in sheep slaughtered at Sokoto metropolitan Abattoir

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Author(s): G. Bashiru | O.O. Faleke | M.D. Salihu | H.S. Garba | N. Suleiman | S. Bashir | M. Aliyu

Journal: Scientific Journal of Veterinary Advances
ISSN 2322-1879

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Leptospira | Antibodies | Sheep | ELISA | Sokoto

ABSTRACT
In a study to determine the seroprevalence of leptospiralantibodies in sheep slaughtered at Sokoto metropolitan abattoir, Nigeria, bloodwas collected from 282 sheep made up of both male and female. The serum wascollected and analysed using an antigen coated IgG ELISA, out of which 20 tested positive by the ELISA giving anoverall prevalence of 7.1%. Prevalences recorded for age was 18.48% for ≤ 2yrsand 1.58% for > 2yrs, and sex was 3.09% for male and 12.50% for females.There was a significant (P
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