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Brucellosis among ruminants in some districts of Bangladesh using four conventional serological assays

Rahman, M.S., Her, M., Kim, J., Kang, S-L, Lee, K., Uddin, M.J., Chakrabartty, A. and Jung, S. (2012) Brucellosis among ruminants in some districts of Bangladesh using four conventional serological assays. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 6 (22). pp. 4775-4781.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR12.475
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Abstract

Brucellosis causes a great economic loss to the livestock industries through abortion, infertility, birth of weak and dead offspring, increased calving interval and reduction of milk yield and it is endemic in Bangladesh. The present study was performed to know the seroprevalence of brucellosis for 1000 ruminants (135 Buffaloes, 465 cattle, 230 goats and 170 sheep) in five different districts of Bangladesh by four conventional serological tests such as: Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBT), tube agglutination test (TAT), competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (C-ELISA), and Fluorescent polarization assay (FPA). Sheep has the highest prevalence (8.24%) of brucellosis. The seroprevalence of brucellosis was significantly higher in animals with previous abortion record in case of buffaloes, cattle, goats and sheep than that with no abortion record. C-ELISA can be the most suitable choice for extensive use in many kinds of livestocks and accurate estimation of Brucella antibodies in ruminants in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Academic Journals
Copyright: © 2012 Academic Journals
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62611
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