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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 2696-2698
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.2696.2698
 
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Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Sheep in Sokoto City Abattoir

A.U. Junaidu, M.D. Salihu and M.L. Gulumbe

Abstract:
Serum samples from sheep collected from the Sokoto city abattoir were tested for brucellosis using the Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT), the Serum Agglutination Test (SAT) and the Competitive ELISA (Compelisa). A sero prevalence rate of 23.61% was recorded. The prevalence was higher among the females (26.71%) than males (15.30%) and also in those within the age band of 12-24 months (26.19%). Out of the three breeds of Udah, Yankassa and Balami, Udah was observed to have the highest prevalence of 30.76%. It is recommended that a large monitoring of the disease in small ruminants as well as mass vaccination should be embarked upon in the State.
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How to cite this article:

A.U. Junaidu, M.D. Salihu and M.L. Gulumbe , 2006. Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Sheep in Sokoto City Abattoir. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 2696-2698.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.2696.2698

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.2696.2698

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