Shaumil Waghela

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The prevalence of antibodies to Brucella spp., Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and the Mycoplasma spp. causing contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia was determined in various species of ruminants on a ranch in the semi-arid zone of southeastern Kenya. Antibody titers to Brucella spp. were found in eland (Taurotragus oryx),(More)
Using caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus antigen in the agar gel immunodiffusion test, 3729 serum samples from goats in over 112 locations around the world were tested for precipitating antibodies. Over 90 per cent of the 1265 positive samples came from Canada, France, Norway, Switzerland and the USA, all of which had 65 per cent reactors or greater.(More)
A serologic survey of blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus Burchell) and African buffalo (Syncerus caffer Sparrman) in the Masai Mara area was conducted. Antibodies to Brucella spp. were found in 18% of the blue wildebeest and 30% of the African buffalo examined. There were titers in all age groups and in both sexes. Hygromata were seen in both species.(More)
The antibody responses of cattle, sheep and goats to the Brucella melitensis H38 adjuvant vaccine were monitored by serum (tube) agglutination, complement fixation and Rose Bengal plate tests. High and persisting antibody titres were induced by a single dose of this vaccine in all three species. It would be difficult to classify reactors by commonly used(More)
Brucellosis in cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and humans in Kenya has been investigated and reported by several authors (Nagy and Sorheim, 1969; Philpott and Auko, 1972; Cameron, Caries and Lauerman, 1971; Wagbela, in press; Waghela and Gathuma, in press; Wright, Cooke and D'Souza, 1952; Oomen and Waghela, 1974). There have been no previous references to(More)
The non agglutinogenic character of the 45/20 vaccine has been evaluated under Kenyan conditions in East African Boran and Jersey cattle. Observations are also recorded on the use of the vaccine in cattle with a prior history of strain 19 vaccination and in an infected herd. The problem of persistant reactors is discussed.
Microbial etiology of CAP is not yet well-characterized.3Each case of CAP shows a variation in the causative agent/s implicated in its pathogenesis, which can be attributed to the regional differences in the prevalence of microorganisms. Nevertheless, there continue to be several common etiologies that lead to CAP both in the hospital and community(More)