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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 29-33
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2014.29.33
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Brucellosis in Organized Dairy Farm: An Investigation

Neha , Waquar Ahmed, Amit Kumar Verma, Udit Jain and Basanti Bist

Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease of animals and man causing different reproductive problems like abortion, retention of placenta, repeat breeding, still birth and many more. In this report, authors described an investigation of brucellosis outbreak in an organized dairy farm, Agra, India causing abortions and other reproductive disorders. Blood and environmental samples including feed and water samples were collected in sterile containers. About 80% sera samples collected from aborted animals and 60% sera samples from pregnant and in-contact animals, maintained at the dairy farm contained antibodies against Brucella spp., while all the bulls were found negative for presence of anti-Brucella antibodies. Escherichia coli and Streptococcus spp., isolates were recovered from water samples, while Staphylococcus, Streptococcus spp. and Pseudomonas spp. could be isolated from feed samples. In the present investigation, high prevalence of anti-Brucella antibodies was found in sera samples of the animals, indicates that they all had an exposure to Brucella spp. which might be the probable reason of abortion storm. Thus, on the basis of our findings, it can be deduced that Brucella might be associated with abortion in dairy animals even without apparent septicaemia or any other manifestations. The presence of anti-Brucella antibodies in sera samples of animals can be used as an indicator of infection in farm animals.
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Neha , Waquar Ahmed, Amit Kumar Verma, Udit Jain and Basanti Bist, 2014. Brucellosis in Organized Dairy Farm: An Investigation. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 8: 29-33.

DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2014.29.33






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