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A cross-sectional study on bovine tuberculosis in Hawassa town and its surroundings, Southern Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Regassa, A.
dc.contributor.author Tassew, A.
dc.contributor.author Amenu, K.
dc.contributor.author Megersa, B.
dc.contributor.author Abunna, F.
dc.contributor.author Mekibib, B.
dc.contributor.author Marcotty, T.
dc.contributor.author Ameni, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T09:58:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T09:58:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0049-4747
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-009-9507-4
dc.identifier.other ITG-A7A
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6212
dc.description.abstract A cross-sectional study was conducted in Hawassa town and its surroundings from October 2007 to May 2008 to estimate the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) based on comparative interadermal tuberculin test (CIDT) and abattoir survey. Accordingly, 39 herds comprising 413 cattle were subjected to CIDT, and the herd and individual animal prevalence were 48.7% (19/39) and 11.6% (48/413), respectively. One of the 16 milk samples collected from tuberculin-positive cows was culture positive. The prevalence significantly differed among the age group (P = 0.001) and management system (P = 0.001). Thus, age group over four (OR = 7.9) and animal with poor management system (OR = 4.1) had a higher odds for tuberculin reactivity compared to those with age group under four and cattle with good management system, respectively. Of the total 1,023 cattle subjected to postmortem examination, 11 (1.1%) were found to be positive for gross tuberculous lesions. Larger proportion (50%) of TB lesion was recorded in the respiratory pathway followed by digestive system (28.6%) and prescapular lymph nodes (21.4%). Of 14 tissue specimens collected from the gross lesions, four (28.6%) were positive for histopathological TB lesions. In conclusion, this study revealed the importance of BTB in the study area in particular and the region in general. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Bacterial diseases en
dc.subject Bovine en
dc.subject Tuberculosis en
dc.subject Mycobacterium bovis en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Herds en
dc.subject Estimation en
dc.subject Intradermal en
dc.subject Tuberculin test en
dc.subject Surveys en
dc.subject Sampling en
dc.subject Age distribution en
dc.subject Risk factors en
dc.subject Ethiopia en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title A cross-sectional study on bovine tuberculosis in Hawassa town and its surroundings, Southern Ethiopia en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 5 en
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Animal Health and Production en
dc.citation.volume 42 en
dc.citation.pages 915--920 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19957029
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Anim Health Prod en


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