The Prevalence of Brucellosis in Kundhi Buffaloes in District Hyderabad, Pakistan

Adnan Yousaf, Riaz Ahmed Laghari, Muhammad Shoaib, Abrar Ahmad, Kanwar Kumar Malhi, Gulfam Ali Mughal, Shakeel Lakho, Imam Bakhsh Khetran
2015 Journal of Animal Health and Production  
| Bovine brucellosis causes heavy losses in dairy animals. The current study was conducted to observe the prevalence of brucellosis in district Hyderabad, Pakistan. A total of Four hundred and Two (n=402) milk samples were collected from 30 towns during winter and summer seasons of 2014-2015 from Kundhi buffaloes. In winter, milk specimens (n=124) were collected from 12 towns and in summer (n=278) from 18 towns arbitrarily. All samples were investigated for Brucella abortus (B. abortus)
more » ... es using by milk ring test (MRT). An overall 1.99 percent (8/402) positive prevalence of B. abortus antibodies was detected in milk of Kundhi buffalo. From 124 milk samples collected throughout winter only 3 (2.41%) were found positive while, among 278 milk samples taken throughout summer, 5 (1.79%) were declared as positive. It was concluded that prevalence of brucellosis in Kundhi buffaloes was low in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
doi:10.14737/journal.jahp/2016/ fatcat:wpuoxhej4zbpxh3q42r463vrle