Rachel L. Madekurozwa

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A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate seroprevalence of brucellosis and the associated risk factors in cattle from smallholder dairy farms in Gokwe, Marirangwe, Mushagashe, Nharira, Rusitu and Wedza areas of Zimbabwe. A total of 1,440 cattle from 203 herds were tested serially for Brucella antibodies using Rose Bengal test and the competitive(More)
An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) occurred during April 1991 in a trypanosomiasis sentinel cattle herd by the Rifa River to the east of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Despite the cattle having been vaccinated biannually for the previous five years the disease was severe. The viruses isolated from the affected animals were typed as FMD virus type SAT 1.(More)
A blocking ELISA was developed for the detection of antibodies to foot-and-mouth disease virus SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3 and for the quantification of antibodies on a single dilution of serum. The avidin-biotin system was used. The test was compared with the liquid-phase ELISA executed at the World Reference Laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease. It was found to(More)
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