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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 4)
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Sero Prevalence of Brucellosis in Goat in Sokoto, Nigeria

A.U. Junaidu, A.I. Daneji, M.D. Salihu, A.A. Magaji, F.M. Tambuwal, M.B. Abubakar and H. Nawawi
Corresponding Author:  Mohammed Danlami Salihu 

Key words:  Antibodies, brucellosis, ELISA, goats, Nigeria, prevalence,
Vol. 2 , (4): Page No: 275-277
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2010 May, 01 2010 May, 23 2010 July, 20
Abstract:

Serum samples were collected from goats slaughtered at the Sokoto metropolis abattoir and were screened using Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT), the Serum Agglutination Test (SAT) and the Competitive Elisa (complisa) for brucellosis. A seroprevalence of 22.93% was recorded. The female had more prevalence (28.35%) than the male while the age band of 13-24 months had the highest prevalence of 22.46% Sokoto red was the breed with the highest prevalence of 34.12% while the hot season had the highest prevalence of 28.57%. Due to the zoonotic implications of the disease, there is the urgent need to consider the vaccination of small ruminants against brucellosis in addition to other recommendations suggested.
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A.U. Junaidu, A.I. Daneji, M.D. Salihu, A.A. Magaji, F.M. Tambuwal, M.B. Abubakar and H. Nawawi, 2010. Sero Prevalence of Brucellosis in Goat in Sokoto, Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(4): Page No: 275-277.
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