Journal article

Bovine brucellosis in Pakistan; an analysis of engagement with risk factors in smallholder farmer settings

Shumaila Arif, Peter C Thomson, Marta Hernandez‐Jover, D McGill, Hassan Warriach, Khizar Hayat, Jane Heller

Veterinary Medicine and Science | Wiley Open Access | Published : 2019

Abstract

A cross‐sectional study was conducted to estimate the seroprevalence of bovine brucellosis in smallholder farms in seven regions in Pakistan, identify herd and individual level risk factors for seropositivity and assess the level of engagement of farmers with risk factors. In total, 1063 cattle and buffalo belonging to 420 herds in seven districts were sampled. The Rose Bengal test (RBT), indirect enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay (I‐ELISA) and competitive enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay (C‐ELISA) were used for the serological diagnosis of bovine brucellosis on all the serum samples. The associations between herd‐and animal‐level risk factors and seropositivity were investigated using logi..

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