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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1086-1089

A Report on Bluetongue Outbreak in Thoothukudi District of Tamilnadu, India
N. Balamurugan1* and T. Mohanapriya2
1Veterinary Dispensary, Kayathar, Thoothukudi district 628 952, Department of Animal Husbandry, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli- 627 358, TANUVAS, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author

During November 2015 mortality among sheep flocks were reported in arasankulam village of Kayathar block, Thoothukudi district. The infected flocks were investigated and samples were collected. The clinical sings, postmortem findings and laboratory diagnosis confirmed the disease as Bluetongue. Overall there was 5% morbidity and 0.5 % mortality was noticed in the sheep flock. The infected animals were separated and treated. Vaccination and vector control measures was carried out in the surrounding flocks to control the spread of the disease.

Keywords: Bluetongue, Clinical signs, Vaccination, Vector control

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Balamurugan, N. and Mohanapriya, T. 2018. A Report on Bluetongue Outbreak in Thoothukudi District of Tamilnadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1086-1089. doi:
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