Seroprevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in large ruminants in periurban dairy farms near Islamabad, Pakistan

  title={Seroprevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in large ruminants in periurban dairy farms near Islamabad, Pakistan},
  author={Umer Farooq and Aman Ullah and Hamid Irshad and Asma Abdul Latif and Khalid Naeem and Aamer Bin Zahur and Z Ahmad and Luis L. Rodriguez},
  journal={Asian Biomedicine},
  pages={123 - 127}
Abstract Background Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an enzootic viral disease affecting livestock in Pakistan. Objectives To determine the seroprevalence of FMD in large ruminants in periurban dairy farms near Islamabad. Methods Serum samples were collected from 636 large ruminants during 2011 to 2012; 584 (92%) were buffaloes (Bos bubalis bubalis) and 52 (18%) were cattle (Bos taurus indicus). The population sampled was mainly adult (n = 514) and female (n = 596). Sera were assayed for… 

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