Some observations on the sero-prevalence of heartwater and tick infestation in Zambian goats.

@article{Ahmadu2004SomeOO,
  title={Some observations on the sero-prevalence of heartwater and tick infestation in Zambian goats.},
  author={B. Ahmadu and Candis Lovelace and Kenny L. Samui and Suman Mahan},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={161-4}
}
A survey was carried out to define the distribution of heartwater in goats that originated from six districts in communal grazing semi-arid areas of Zambia. A total of 181 samples (40.1%) out of 451 serum samples from adult goats were positive for Ehrlichia ruminantium antibodies after screening using indirect MAP-1B antigen ELISA technique with statistically significant differences (P < 0.01) between the six districts. Out of 1 036 adult goats examined for tick infestation, 105 were infested… CONTINUE READING

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