Seroprevalence of brucella infection in organized farms and field

8-Title: Seroprevalence of brucella infection in organized farms and field conditions in Gujarat

Authors: HH Panchasara, JS Patel and PR Patel

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(1):37-41.

How to cite this manuscript: Panchasara HH, Patel JS and Patel PR (2015). Seroprevalence of brucella infection in organized farms and field conditions in Gujarat. Ruminant Science 4(1):37-41.


Sero surveillance of brucellosis was carried out in cattle belonging to different organized farms and villages of North Gujarat. Total 869 heads of cattle were screened for brucella antibodies by rose bengal plate agglutination test (RBPT), standard tube agglutination test (STAT) and indirect enzyme linked immuno sorbant assay (iELISA). Overall sero prevalence was 13.66, 13.19 and 12.01 by RBPT, STAT and iELISA. Higher prevalence was observed in field cases. Sero prevalence increased with successive lactations. Higher sero prevalence rate was observed among female animals. Pregnant heifers showed significantly higher sero prevalence as compared to unconceived heifers.  Overall sero prevalence with the history of abortion, retained placenta, repeat breeder, abortion and ROP, abortion and RB, ROP and RP  or all the three were 21.05, 0.00, 5.71, 33.33, 23.53, 40.00 and 34.61 per cent, respectively.


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