Study on pneumonia in Black Bengal goat in selected areas of Bangladesh

Authors

  • S Islam Scientific officer, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Regional station, Sirajgong
  • A Ahad Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • S Chowdhury Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • SR Barua Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjvm.v4i2.1298

Keywords:

Black Bengal goat, pneumonia, risk factors

Abstract

The present study aimed at diagnosis of pneumonia in Black Bengal goat by clinical symptoms and the association of different animal and management factors with the occurrence of pneumonia in goat. The study was carried out on a total number of 40 Black Bengal goats with respiratory disorder that were brought to the Upazila Veterinary Hospital, Boalkhali during June to August 2004. In the study the patients showed high rise of body temperature, serous, mucoid or mucopurulent nasal discharge, cough, moist and crackles rales on auscultation of the lung were diagnosed as pneumonia. It was observed that the age group of 1-2 years, male goat and animal with poor body condition score are in greater risk to pneumonia. On the other hand among management factors free range (night shelter only), muddy floor with poor drainage system, having a feeding pattern of grazing and group or community based grazing pattern were showed susceptible to pneumonia.

Key words: Black Bengal goat, pneumonia, risk factors

DOI = 10.3329/bjvm.v4i2.1298

Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2006). 4 (2): 137-140

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