alexa Abstract | The prevalence of Bovine tuberculosis and Brucellosis in cattle from selected herds in Dormaa and Kintampo Districts, Brong Ahafo region, Ghana

Archives of Clinical Microbiology
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Abstract

Background: Information on the prevalence of bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis in West African countries other than Nigeria had been scanty in literature. This study estimates the prevalence of brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis in cattle from selected herds in Dormaa and Kintampo Districts, Brong Ahafo region, Ghana. Methods and Findings: The study involved testing of 444 cattle for tuberculosis and brucellosis using single comparative intradermal tuberculin and Rose Bengal plate tests respectively. Tuberculosis was recorded in 29 cattle giving overall individual cattle level tuberculosis prevalence of 6.5% and herd-level prevalence was 64.7±4.0% while the positive reaction to Rose Bengal was recorded in 13 cattle with overall individual cattle level brucellosis prevalence of 2.93%, the herd prevalence was 35.3±3.0%. The positive reactors to the diseases were significantly more in Dormaa district and cows than bulls. The infection was detected with increasing age, more between age 1 to 4 cattle in both diseases. The two diseases were detected in a >5year old cow giving an estimated prevalence of 0.23%. Conclusions: Though the estimated prevalence of the two diseases was relatively low in the districts investigated, surveillance and prevention of the disease in Ghana may be warranted because of the continual unrestricted animal movement which might result in an increased transmission to humans.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Folitse R D BoiKikimoto B B Emikpe B O Atawalna J

Keywords

Viral Infection, Fungal Infection

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords