Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Gashaw Getaneh

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Unit of Biomedical Science, P.O. Box 196, Gondar

  • Research Article
    Prevalence of Avian Tuberculosis in Domestic Chickens in Selected Sites of Ethiopia
    Author(s): Aweke Kindu and Gashaw GetanehAweke Kindu and Gashaw Getaneh

    This study was conducted on 282 domestic chickens of Bahir Dar, Yilimana densa woreda, and Bishoftu by using avian tuberculosis diagnosis procedures such as single intradermal avian tuberculin test, post mortem examination, and Ziehl-Neelsen (Z-N) staining from tissue samples of naturally infected Domestic chickens (Gallus domesticus). The overall of this disease current prevalence was determined based on tuberculin skin test results supported by Z-N stain and post mortem lesions and it was 4.26% (12/282) (95% CI: 1.9-6.6), with higher prevalence in semi-intensively reared exotic chickens (5.85%) than backyard reared indigenous local chicken. This indicates the occurrence of this disease has a statistical significance association both with the breed and production system, both having a p-value of 0.03. Twelve strong positive reactor chickens have shown a swelling of greater than 5 mm .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000377

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