Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Department of Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Ambo-19

  • Research Article
    Seroepidemiology of Ovine Brucellosis in East and West Shewa Zones of Oromia Regional State, Central Ethiopia
    Author(s): Endrias Zewdu GebremedhinEndrias Zewdu Gebremedhin

    Background A seroepidemiological study of ovine brucellosis was carried out in Ada’a-Liben, Ambo and Fentale districts of Central Ethiopia from November 2010 to May 2012. A cross-sectional two stage cluster sampling method was used in order to collect 1119 sera samples from 227 flocks. Additionally, a questionnaire survey was conducted to collect information about risk factors. Modified Rose Bengal Plate Test (mRBPT) and Complement Fixation Test (CFT) were used as screening and confirmatory tests, respectively. A logistic regression was used to compute the odd ratios associated with potential risk factors. Results Overall, the results revealed that 16.74% (95% Confidence interval [CI]: 11.85, 21.63) and 3.57% [95% CI: 2.49, 4.66] of the tested flocks and animals, respectively, had antibodies against Brucella sp. by CFT. T.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000265

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