Milk Ring Test for spot identification of Brucella abortus infection in single cow herds

  • Mohamand N
  • Gunaseelan L
  • Sukumar B
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In this study, milk samples were collected from 109 dairy cows to detect antibodies against Brucella (B.) using Milk Ring Test (MRT). Overall, 18.35% (n=20/109) of the milk samples were positive by MRT. The cows were divided into three groups based on lactation number viz., 1st, 2nd to 4th and ≥5th lactations; the prevalence of brucellosis in the groups were found to be 0.92% (n=1/109), 15.60% (n=17/109) and 1.83% (n=2/109), respectively. Considering simplicity and cost effectiveness, the MRT can be used for the preliminary screening of B. abortus infection especially in single cow herds.

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  • Najibullah Mohamand

  • Lakshmanasami Gunaseelan

  • Bharathy Sukumar

  • Kannan Porteen

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