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Milk Ring Test for spot identification of Brucella abortus infection in single cow herds

Journal: Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 70-72

Keywords : Brucellosis; cows; diagnosis; milk ring test; zoonosis;

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In this study, milk samples were collected from 109 dairy cows to detect antibodies against Brucella (B.) using Milk Ring Test (MRT). Overall, 18.35% (n=20/109) of the milk samples were positive by MRT. The cows were divided into three groups based on lactation number viz., 1st, 2nd to 4th and ?5th lactations; the prevalence of brucellosis in the groups were found to be 0.92% (n=1/109), 15.60% (n=17/109) and 1.83% (n=2/109), respectively. Considering simplicity and cost effectiveness, the MRT can be used for the preliminary screening of B. abortus infection especially in single cow herds.

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