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Seroprevalence of Brucellosis within sheep and goat flocks in Alkamil province in Saudi Arabia

Seroprevalence of Brucellosis within sheep and goat flocks in Alkamil province in Saudi Arabia

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Title: Seroprevalence of Brucellosis within sheep and goat flocks in Alkamil province in Saudi Arabia
Author: Fadlelmoula, A.A; Kandeel, Ali E.; Gamal, Mamdoh T.
Abstract: Indigenous non-vaccinated sheep and goats in Alkamil Province of Saudi Arabia were screened for the seroprevalence of brucellosis using the rose bengal test (RBT) and an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA). The study was conducted from April to November 2013 and samples were collected from all the five administratively divided districts of Alkamil. Statistical analysis of the results showed that the areas of sampling, species and sex of animals and the serological techniques used have influence on the data on the prevalence of brucellosis. The prevalence of brucellosis in sheep was more than in goats but the males and females were statistically equal in susceptibility to brucella infection. Both the RBT and I-ELISA were found to be sensitive enough for detection of antibodies of brucella while I-ELISA was more sensitive for the detection of infection.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17506
Date: 2015-12-10


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