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SEROPREVALENCE OF BRUCELLOSIS IN ANIMALS AT GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE LIVESTOCK FARMS IN PUNJAB

A. A. Nasir, Z. Parveen, M. A. Shah and M. Rashid

Veterinary Research Institute, Ghazi Road, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract

    Seroprevalence of brucellosis in 1473 cattle and 481 buffaloes from various Government and 286 cattle and 223 buffaloes from different private livestock farms was carried out by performing Rose Bengal plate test (RBPT) and serum agglutination test (SAT). RBPT recorded the seroprevalence as 14.70% in cattle and 15.38% in buffaloes at Government and 18.53% in cattle and 35.40% in buffaloes at various private livestock farms. Out of these RBPT positive animals, 7.19% cattle and 2.91% buffaloes at Government whereas  9.00% cattle and 23.70% buffaloes at private livestock farms were found sero- positive when applied SAT.

Key words: Brucellosis, seroprevalence, cattle, buffaloes.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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