Seroprevalence of brucellosis in small ruminants in selected area of Bangladash

  • Uddin, Mohammad Jasim (Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University) ;
  • Rahman, Md Siddiqur (Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University) ;
  • Akter, Sayeda Hasina (Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University) ;
  • Hossain, Mohammad Arif (Department of Paediatrics, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi University) ;
  • Islam, Md Taohidul (Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University) ;
  • Islam, Md Ariful (Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University) ;
  • Park, Jin-Ho (Bio-Safety Research Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Song, Hee-Jong (Bio-Safety Research Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University)
  • Published : 2007.12.30


A seroprevalence study of small ruminant brucellosis was conducted in sheep and goat rearing selected areas of Mymensingh district and Dhaka district, Bangladesh, from March, 2005 to May, 2006. Sera from 62 sheep and 300 goats were tested by rose bengal plate test (RBPT), plate agglutination test (PAT), tube agglutination test (TAT) and mercaptoethanol test (MET). Out of the 62 sera tested 3.25% (n = 2) were positive to RBT, PAT and TAT and 4.84% (n = 3) were positive MET. In case of 300 goats, 1.67% (n = 5) were positive to RBT and PAT, 2% (n = 6) were positive to TAT and 2.33% (n = 7) were positive to MET. This investigation is the first of its type to be performed in small ruminants in Bangladesh. Higher prevalence rate (8.0 %) was found in BAU nutrition farm in case of sheep and 10 % in Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Veterinary Clinic in case of goat while lower prevalence (0.0 %) was recorded in Pharmacology project and BAU adjacent villages in case of sheep and (0.0 %) in Dhamrai upazila in case of goats respectively. Brucella antibodies were more prevalent in sheep (8.84 %) than in goat (2.33 %).



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