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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 547-549
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2006.547.549
Brucellosis in Local Chickens in North Western Nigeria
A.U. Junaidu , M.D. Salihu , F. Ahmed , M.A. Ambursa and M.L. Gulumbe

Abstract:
A study to determine the seroprevalence of brucellosis in local chickens in Sokoto State of Northwestern Nigeria was carried out. A total of one thousand serum samples were collected over a period of six months. The serum samples were subjected to Rose Bengal Plate test, serum agglutination test (SAT), Elisa (Compelisa) using both Brucella arbortus and B. melitensis antigens. Results indicated that 30 (3.0%) 28 (2.8%) and 26 (2.6%) were positive for melitensis using compelisa and RBPT while 24 (2.4%) for SAT. It is recommended that rearing method employed where cattle, sheep and other animals are housed together with chickens should be discouraged. Public education and enlightenment campaign to poultry owners and handlers on the dangers of brucellosis should be intensified and future surveillance and control programmes on brucellosis should include local poultry.
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How to cite this article:

A.U. Junaidu , M.D. Salihu , F. Ahmed , M.A. Ambursa and M.L. Gulumbe , 2006. Brucellosis in Local Chickens in North Western Nigeria. International Journal of Poultry Science, 5: 547-549.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2006.547.549

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2006.547.549

 
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