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Concepts of Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Mini Review(ISSN: 2637-4749)

Confounding of Brucellosis and Blue Tongue in Trans Humane Sheep Flock of Tamilnadu and other Herd Health Impact

Volume 2 - Issue 1

S Kirshna Kumar*1, P Selvaraj V Maroudam2, M Ranjith Kumar2, M Raja2 and Y Krishna mohan Reddy2

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    • 1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, India
    • 2Department of Scientist, Translational Research Platform for Veterinary Biologicals (TRPVB), India

    *Corresponding author: S Kirshna Kumar, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu, Tamil Nadu, India

Received: September 04, 2018;   Published: September 10, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CDVS.2018.02.000126

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This present study was carried out to assess the prevalence of brucellosis and blue tongue in a trans humane sheep flock of Tamil Nadu, India. This Sheep flock had a history of inconsistent abortion, repeat breeder, poor fertility rate and higher prevalence of still birth. Serum samples were collected from sheep by random sampling. Serum samples were subjected to Rose Bengal Plate agglutination test (RBT) and ELISA. The risk factors like pregnancy, abortion, age and sex were correlated to the Brucella seropositivity. This study also assessed for the presence of Bluetongue in aborted sheep. It was found that ELISA could be the choice of test for testing of Brucellosis (with the percentage of 57.14). Clinically healthy rams were found to be with brucellosis seropositivity and posed infertility to ewes. It was observed that in trans humane flocks. Brucellosis and Blue tongue has a confounding phenomenon for ovine abortions.

Keywords: Sheep; Trans Humane; Inconsistent Abortion; Brucellosis; Blue Tongue; Confounding

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