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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 4 Issue: 5

Sero-Prevalence of Small Ruminant Brucellosis in and around Kombolcha, Amhara Regional State, North-Eastern Ethiopia

Tewodros AE* and Dawit AA
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gondar, P.O. Box: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
Corresponding author : Dr. Tewodros Alemneh Engdaw
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gondar, PO Box: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
Tel: +251920499820
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received: August 06, 2015 Accepted: October 08, 2015 Published: October 14, 2015
Citation: Tewodros AE, Dawit AA (2015) Sero-Prevalence of Small Ruminant Brucellosis in and around Kombolcha, Amhara Regional State, North-Eastern Ethiopia. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 4:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000173

Abstract

Sero-Prevalence of Small Ruminant Brucellosis in and around Kombolcha, Amhara Regional State, North-Eastern Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was conducted in and around Kombolcha town of Amhara Regional State, North-Eastern Ethiopia from October, 2009 to March, 2010 with the objectives of determining the sero-prevalence and to identify likely potential risk factors of brucellosis in small ruminants. A total of 714 sheep and goats above six months of age with no previous history of vaccination against brucellosis were randomly sampled. Serum samples collected from small ruminants were screened using the Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT). Positive sera were further subjected to the Complement Fixation Test (CFT).

Keywords: Brucellosis; Sero-prevalence; Small ruminant; Kombolcha; Ethiopia

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