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dc.contributor.authorNyirenda, M.
dc.contributor.authorLethlojane, L.
dc.contributor.authorSyakalima, M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T06:32:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-16T06:32:01Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationNyirenda, M. et al. 2016. Prevalence of Brucella abortus in buffaloes of Mafikeng game reserve, North West province, south Africa: a retrospective study. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 50(2):281-283. [http://dx.doi.org/10.18805/ijar.5923]
dc.identifier.issn0367-6722
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18805/ijar.5923
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/24205
dc.description.abstractA retrospective study to explore the trends of Brucella abortus in buffaloes of Mafikeng game reserve was conducted for the period 2008-2010 using the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) raw data. Testing of buffaloes for brucellosis, FMD, Tuberculosis and Theileriosis is mandatory under South African law before moving buffaloes. Those found positive are usually never allowed to move. This therefore means that most buffaloes in well secured game ranches are expected to be free of the disease. It is against this background that this study examined Rose Bengal and CFT test records generated over a six months period in buffaloes at this game reserve. A total of 83 out of 365 buffalo records examined were found to be positive. This accounts for 0.23 percent prevalence of Brucella abortus during the study period. Even though the levels seem low, the fact that it should not be found at all is a concern and has implications on recreation in the game reserve and trading of these buffaloes.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAgricultural Research Communication Centre
dc.subjectBrucella Abortus
dc.subjectBufalloes
dc.subjectCFT
dc.subjectRBT
dc.titlePrevalence of Brucella abortus in buffaloes of Mafikeng game reserve, North West province, south Africa: a retrospective study
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.researchID16816803 - Lethlojane, Lebogang Aletta
dc.contributor.researchID22081828 - Nyirenda, Mathew
dc.contributor.researchID24394246 - Syakalima, Michelo Syanyaana


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