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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Screening and prevalence of brucellosis in small ruminants in rural areas of Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
Chetankumar C, Srinivasa Naik H and Raghukarn Naidu
Abstract:
Present study was conducted to know the prevalence of brucellosis in small ruminants under extensive management in the selected villages of sub-urban parts of Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh. Serum samples of sheep and goat were collected from the selected farmers flocks and tested with standard tube agglutination test (STAT). Those animals exhibited agglutination titter > 160 IU were advised to cull the animals and other animals (titer <40 IU) were treated with doxycycline (500 Mg twice a day orally) for four weeks. The study aimed to know the prevalence of the disease in small ruminants. Present study showed that the prevalence of brucellosis is higher in adult sheep than in goats. All the flocks in the studied villages showed sero-positivity. Present study suggests strict control measures for brucellosis in field flocks and needs awareness on zoonotic transmission of brucellosis.
Pages: 1375-1377  |  235 Views  97 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chetankumar C, Srinivasa Naik H and Raghukarn Naidu. Screening and prevalence of brucellosis in small ruminants in rural areas of Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 1375-1377.

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