Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Clinical Cases of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) among Calves in Vaccinated Cattle Herds in Zambia: A Case Study

Geoffrey Munkombwe Muuka1,2*, Fred Banda1, Domenico Bounavoglia2, Atilio Pini3 and Massimo Scacchia3
1Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia
2School of Animal Health Sciences and Zoonosis, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
3IstitutoZooprofilacticoSperimentale, “G. Caporale”, Teramo, Italy
Corresponding author : Dr. Geoffrey Munkombwe Muuka
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia
Tel: +260979875409
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 23, 2013 Accepted: November 04, 2013 Published: November 08, 2013
Citation: Muuka GM, Banda F, Bounavoglia D, Pini A, Scacchia M (2013) Clinical Cases of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) among Calves in Vaccinated Cattle Herds in Zambia: A Case Study. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 2:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000124

Abstract

Clinical Cases of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) among Calves in Vaccinated Cattle Herds in Zambia: A Case Study

An observational study was conducted to ascertain the clinical manifestation of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in the Western Province of Zambia following an outbreak in an endemic region. It was observed that both calves and adult cattle in 9 herds that were not vaccinated with CBPP T1/44 vaccine reported mortality while 24 herds that had consistently been vaccinated against CBPP only reported mortalities in calves between 2 months and 8 months of age. This observation indicates that in CBPP endemic areas, calves may acquire the disease from the carriers in the infected herds.

Keywords: Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP); Calves; Clinical signs; Zambia; Western province

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