Prevalence of antibodies to Brucella spp. in cattle, sheep, goats, horses and camels in the State of Eritrea; influence of husbandry systems.

@article{Omer2000PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibodies to Brucella spp. in cattle, sheep, goats, horses and camels in the State of Eritrea; influence of husbandry systems.},
  author={Mohamed K Omer and Eystein Skjerve and Gudmund Holstad and Zerai Woldehiwet and Alastair P Macmillan},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={447-53}
}
Samples from 2427 cattle, 661 goats, 104 sheep, 98 camels and 82 horses were screened for brucella infections by the Rose Bengal Test and positive reactors confirmed by the complement fixation test. In cattle, the highest individual seroprevalence was in dairy herds kept under the intensive husbandry system, with an individual prevalence of 8.2% and unit (herd) seroprevalence of 35.9%. This was followed by the pastoral husbandry system in the Western Lowlands with 5.0% individual but a higher… CONTINUE READING
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