DOI: /10.5513/JCEA01/13.1.1033

Original scientific paper

SEROLOGICAL SURVEY FOR BRUCELLA OVIS DISSEMINATION AMONG GOATS (Capra aegagrus hircus)

2012, 13 (1)   p. 188-192

Atanas ARNAUDOV

Abstract

By complement fixation test 230 blood samples from goats and he goats were examined for presence of antibodies against Brucella ovis. 134 blood samples were from goats (23 of them were from slipping goats) and 96- from he goats. The animals come from private farms in the Plovdiv and Pazardzhik regions (Southern Bulgaria). 10.87% of all tested blood samples contain antibodies against Brucella ovis. Differences in the percentage of the positive reagents of different goat categories were found. The highest percentage was among slipping goats (39.13% towards to 11.71% among the healthy goats and 3.13% among he goats). It can be concluded that goats play an important role in the epidemiology of the disease. The greatest risk is slipping goats bred together with sheep flocks.

Keywords

brucella ovis, capra aegagrus hircus, complement fixation test

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