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The Seroprevalence of Brucella melitensis in goats of Malaysia from year 2000 to 2008

by P.H. Bamaiyi, L Hassan, Bejo Siti-Khirani, A Adzhar, R F N Rachmat
22nd Veterinary Association of Malaysia Congress and 4th Wildlife Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine International Meeting ()


Data collected from the Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia for the years 2000 to 2008 were examined to elucidate the seroprevalence of Brucella melitensis in Malaysia. The overall seroprevalence was found to be 4.82%. The organism is widespread in the Malaysia with Pulau Pinang having the highest prevalence (10.70%) and apparently the seroprevalence of B. melitensis goats increased tremendously in the year 2007. Key words: Brucella melitensis, Prevalence, Goats, Malaysia

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