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

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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 5 Issue: 3

Sero-Prevalence of Brucellosis in one-Humped Camel (Camelus dromedarius) in Yabello District of Borana Pastoralist, Southern Ethiopia

Mohamed H1,3, Nath S1, Adane B2, Girma S3 and Gumi B3*
1Jigijiga University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 1020, Jigijiga, Ethiopia
2Yabello Pastoral and Dry land Agriculture Research Center P. O. Box 85, Yabello, Ethiopia
3Bule Hora University, Faculty of Agriculture, PO Box 144, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
Corresponding author : Balako Gumi
Bule Hora University, Faculty of Agriculture, PO Box 144, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
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Received: February 20, 2016 Accepted: April 05, 2016 Published: April 10, 2016
Citation: Mohamed H, Nath S, Adane B, Girma S, Gumi B (2016) Sero-Prevalence of Brucellosis in one-Humped Camel (Camelus dromedarius) in Yabello District of Borana Pastoralist, Southern Ethiopia. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 5:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000197

Abstract

Sero-Prevalence of Brucellosis in one-Humped Camel (Camelus dromedarius) in Yabello District of Borana Pastoralist, Southern Ethiopia

To assess sero-prevalence of brucellosis in one-humped camel and its associated risk factors, cross-sectional study was conducted during 2011-2012 in Yabello district of Borana zone, in Oromia region, southern Ethiopia. Overall prevalence of camel brucellosis was 3% in present study. Known risk factors associated with brucellosis, such as age, sex and herd size was not associated with sero-positivity in present study, however, high association with history of abortion was observed. Thus, indicates needs for public awareness to prevent contamination with aborted materials to minimize risk of zoonotic transmission to herders in the future control strategies. Present study and previous reports indicated that prevalence of camel brucellosis was higher in Afar region in North East Ethiopia than camels in Borana of South Ethiopia. This merits afar region for its further study and control strategies to investigate responsible factors.

Keywords: Brucellosis; One-humped camel; Borana; Southern ethiopia

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