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Rahman M.S.,Bangladesh Agricultural University | Her M.,Plant And Fisheries Quarantine And Inspec Agency | Kim J.-Y.,Plant And Fisheries Quarantine And Inspec Agency | Kang S.-I.,Plant And Fisheries Quarantine And Inspec Agency | And 4 more authors.
African Journal of Microbiology Research | Year: 2012

Brucellosis causes a great economic loss to the livestock industries through abortion, infertility, birth of weak and dead offspring, increased calving interval and reduction of milk yield and it is endemic in Bangladesh. The present study was performed to know the seroprevalence of brucellosis for 1000 ruminants (135 Buffaloes, 465 cattle, 230 goats and 170 sheep) in five different districts of Bangladesh by four conventional serological tests such as: Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBT), tube agglutination test (TAT), competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (C-ELISA), and Fluorescent polarization assay (FPA). Sheep has the highest prevalence (8.24%) of brucellosis. The seroprevalence of brucellosis was significantly higher in animals with previous abortion record in case of buffaloes, cattle, goats and sheep than that with no abortion record. C-ELISA can be the most suitable choice for extensive use in many kinds of livestocks and accurate estimation of Brucella antibodies in ruminants in Bangladesh. © 2012 Academic Journals.

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