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Foot and mouth disease and brucellosis serological survey in mixed herds of camelids and sheep in the highlands of Apolobamba eco-region, La Paz - Bolivia

Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú
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  • Fiebre Aftosa
  • Brucella Sp
  • Alpaca
  • Camélido
  • Ovinos
  • Serología
  • Apolobamba
  • Foot And Mouth Disease
  • Brucella Spp
  • Alpaca
  • Camelid
  • Ovine
  • Serology
  • Apolobamba
  • Medicine


The objective of the present study was to determine serological levels of antibodies against foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis in mixed herds of alpacas and sheep in four communities of the highland ecorregion of the Apolobamba Protected Area (National Integrated Management Natural Area - ANMIN), La Paz - Bolivia, bordering with Peru. Blood samples of 99 alpacas and 42 sheep of different sex and ages were collected. Plasma samples were tested for the detection of VIA antibodies against FMD virus using the agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID-VIA) and for the detection of antibodies against smooth strains of Brucella spp. using a plate agglutination test as screening and a competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) as a confirmatory test. The results of the study showed no seropositive reactors for FMD or brucellosis.

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