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Title: An Abattoir-Based Study on Serodiagnosis of Swine Brucellosis in Makurdi, Benue State, North-Central Nigeria
Authors: Ngbede, Emmanuel Ochefije
Momoh, Asabe Halimat
Bala, Ruben Sylvester
Madaki, Blessed Dauda
Maurice, Nanven Abraham
Keywords: Rose Bengal Plate Test
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2013
Publisher: Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research
Series/Report no.: Vol. 3;Pp 57-59
Abstract: An abattoir serological survey of brucellosis in pigs was conducted in Makurdi, Benue State North Central Nigeria between October and November 2011. Blood-sera were collected from a total of 281 slaughtered pigs and their ages and sex were recorded. The sera were tested for brucellosis using the Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT). A total of 86 of the 281 (30.60%) pigs were serologically positive. The prevalence of positive pigs based on sex was 31.20% and 30.13% for male and female pigs, respectively. The age prevalence was 30.10% and 32.00% for young and adult pigs, respectively. There was no statistically significant association (p>0.05) between positivity of reactor pigs and their sex or age. This study concluded that brucellosis is a problem in the swine industry. Consequently, strict sanitary measures and control of swine brucellosis is urgently warranted to avoid spread of infection through pigs’ populations and their contacted persons as well as pork consumers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3269
ISSN: 2090-6277
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