Seroprevalence of ovine brucellosis in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md Osman Gani Goat and Sheep Production Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka 1341
  • Md Nuruzzaman Munsi Goat and Sheep Production Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka 1341
  • Md Ershaduzzaman Goat and Sheep Production Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka 1341
  • AKM Anisur Rahman Department of Medicine, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202
  • Sajeda Sultana Department of Livestock Services, Farmgate, Dhaka 1215
  • Md Shahin Alam Goat and Sheep Production Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka 1341

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i1.27563

Keywords:

seroprevalence, ovine brucellosis, agglutination test for Brucella

Abstract

An investigation was carried out to study the seroprevalence and risk factors for Brucella seropositivity in sheep in Bangladesh. For this, highly sheep populated ten different districts including all seven divisions of Bangladesh were selected where sheep of Panchagarh (151), Naogaon (101), Tangail (83), Noakhali (56), Sunamganj (52), Patuakhali (119) and Dhaka (75) were tested but sheep of Chapai Nawabganj, Khulna, Noakhali and Feni has under tested for Brucellosis. In the present study, seroprevalence of ovine brucellosis was tested by Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT), Serum Agglutination Test (SAT) and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). About 5% sheep might have got Brucella infection. The highest Brucella antibody was observed in sheep of Tangail district (8.4%) followed by the sheep of Savar (8.0%), where as sheep of Subarna Char and Kala Para were free from Brucella antibody. In relation to age and sex, adults (6.5%) were more positive than young (3.6%) and female (5.3%) were more susceptible than male (3.8%).

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. March 2016, 2(1): 13-18

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Md Osman Gani, Goat and Sheep Production Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka 1341



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Published

2016-05-15

How to Cite

Gani, M. O., Munsi, M. N., Ershaduzzaman, M., Rahman, A. A., Sultana, S., & Alam, M. S. (2016). Seroprevalence of ovine brucellosis in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2(1), 13–18. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i1.27563

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