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Prevalence Of Caprine Brucellosis In Khartoum North (Khartoum State), Sudan

Prevalence Of Caprine Brucellosis In Khartoum North (Khartoum State), Sudan

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Title: Prevalence Of Caprine Brucellosis In Khartoum North (Khartoum State), Sudan
Author: AHMED, NISREEN
Abstract: There is no doubt that outbreak of Brucella infection cause significant economic losses. Although the financial loss expressed in any currency may vary from one country to anther, a few denominators are the same everywhere. The farmers suffers loss of income due to abortion, the consequent loss of milk production and prolonged fattening time of lambs (meat production) due to birth of premature animals and low fertility rates. This study was there fore carried out to determine the prevalence of caprine brucellosis in Khartoum North. A total of 368 samples consisting of 168 milk, 200 serums were examined for the presence of antibodies to Brucella. The samples were collected from different localities in Khartoum North. Three serological tests, Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT), Capillary Tube Agglutination Test (CTAT) and the Agar Precipitation Test (AGPT) were carried out. Milk samples were tested by the Milk Ring Test (MRT). The results showed that rates of positive reactors were 10.5% by RBPT and CTAT. A much higher percentage of positive reactors 16% obtained with MRT.
Description: 64page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/8774
Date: 2015-04-09


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