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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 851-859
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.109


Seroprevalence Studies on Caprine Brucellosis in Punjab (India)
N. Kaur1, N. S. Sharma1, Paviter Kaur1*, Y. Sandhu1 and N. Kashyap2
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology
2Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana- 141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence and risk factors associated with caprine brucellosis in Punjab, India. A total of 277 serum samples collected randomly from goats were tested by RBPT, MAT, STAT and i-ELISA. Out of 277 sera samples, 31 (11.19%), 44(15.88%), 49(17.68) and 52 (18.77%) samples were positive by RBPT, MAT, STAT and i-ELISA. Overall prevalence was 18.7%. The seroprevalence was found significantly (p<0.05) higher in females, non-descript breeds, animals in age group of 3-5 years, mixed flock, animals bred on farm, unorganized rearing system and animals kept in unhygienic conditions. Further analysis was done using multivariate logistic regression model to assess the association between the potential individual and management risk factors at p≤0.01 at 5% level. Upon odds ratio analysis, parity, breeding practices, flock type, contact with other herd and lack of disinfection were considered the major risk factors associated with spread of brucellosis in animals.


Keywords: Brucellosis, Caprine, Punjab, Risk factors, Seroprevalence
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Kaur, N., N. S. Sharma, Paviter Kaur, Y. Sandhu and Kashyap, N. 2019. Seroprevalence Studies on Caprine Brucellosis in Punjab (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 851-859. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.109