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Prevalence of brucellosis in food animals slaughtered at Damaturu Abattoir, Yobe State, Nigeria

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri
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Serological survey of brucellosis in slaughtered food animals was carried out in 318 cattle, 300 sheep and 400 goats slaughtered in Damaturu, Yobe state in arid zone of north eastern Nigeria, from the month of July to October, 2007. Sera collected from the animals were tested using both Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) and Serum Agglutination Test (SAT). The results obtained from both RBPT and SAT were comparable. The prevalence rates of 5.7%, 6.0% and 4.0% with RBPT for cattle, sheep and goat respectively were obtained in the study and were significantly associated (p

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