Study of brucellosis in serum of camels in southeast of Iran

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Ahmad Rafieipour
Nemat Ziaei *
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This study was carried out in the town of Qalegange, located in southeast of Iran, home of about 3816 camels. To study brucellosis in these animals, serological examinations including rose Bengal plat test (RBPT), MRT and 2ME were performed on 3502 camel’s serum samples. Positive results were obtained in 245 (7%), 163 (4.66%) and 89 (7.92%) camels thus tested, respectively. Twenty three percent of the positive camels were adult 2 years old, 36% three years old, 22% four years old, 17% five years old and the remaining 3 percent were six years old. In the infected herds, abortion rates associated with the disease ranged from 10 to 39 percent. Other ailments observed associated with brucellosis were retention of the placenta, fetal death and mummification, delayed maturity and infertility. Recommendations for brucellosis control were given, in order to increase the awareness of shepherds, by suggesting regular testing, slaughtering of infected animals and vaccinations.

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Nemat Ziaei, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jiroft, Kerman, Iran

Animal Science