Detection of Brucella antibodies in selected wild animals and avian species in Pakistan

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-799    | Article Id: B-799 | Page : 478-481
Citation :- Detection of Brucella antibodies in selected wild animals and avian species in Pakistan.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2020.(54):478-481
Shahzad Ali, Samra Saleem, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Rizwan, Khizar Iqbal, Ghulam Qadir, Haroon Ahmad, Sajid Umar, Waseem Ahmad Khan, Iahtasham Khan and Heinrich Neubauer shahzaduaar772@gmail.com
Address : Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
Submitted Date : 12-07-2017
Accepted Date : 23-11-2017

Abstract

Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease which affects humans, farm animals and wildlife as well. In Pakistan, the status of human and farm animal brucellosis is documented but the information about brucellosis in wildlife is lacking. To access the seroprevalence of Brucella antibodies in avian (turkeys, peafowl, guineafowl, mallard ducks and Indian blue rock pigeon) and selected wild species (reptiles and amphibians), a total of 117 serum samples (reptile = 34, amphibian = 04, avian n = 79) were collected from Karachi and Pattoki regions of Pakistan. Serum samples were screened for Brucella antibodies using Rose Bengal plate test (RBPT) and11.1% serum samples were found positive. Overall, 2.5% birds, 29.4% reptiles and 25% amphibians were seropositive for Brucella antibodies. This is first report of detection of Brucella antibodies in reptiles and amphibians in Pakistan. 

Keywords

Brucellosis Reptiles Amphibian Avian Pakistan.

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