Tuberculin screening of some selected Fulani lactating cows in north-central Nigeria

A. Abubakar, L. Alan, O. Okaiyeto, A. C. Kudi, S. U. Abdullahi, P. H. Brooks, Madhu Goyal

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Abstract

The prevalence of mycobacterial infection among lactating Fulani cows was investigated in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Kaduna State of Nigeria. Tuberculin testing using single comparative intradermal tuberculin test showed a 14.6 % positive, 4 % doubtful, and 81.4 % negative reactors. Mycobacterial infection was found to be present in the nomadic (constantly moving) and seminomadic (limited movement) management systems studied but management showed no significant effect on the prevalence of the disease. However, the prevalence was significantly higher in older age groups than the younger ones (P < 0.05).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1508
JournalTropical Animal Health and Production
Volume45
Issue number7
Early online date9 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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