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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Assam, India


Author(s): P Konch, B Dutta, S Goswami, AG Barua and GK Saikia

Abstract: Bovine tuberculosis (BT) is a serious animal health problem and cause enormous economic loss to the dairy sector in India. In this study, prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Assam was studied on the basis of Tuberculin skin test (TST) and cultural examination of samples with lesions collected from slaughtered animal and necropsied animals. Prevalence of BT was found to be 28%, in suspected animals, 2.16% in slaughtered animals and 12% in necropsied animals. Higher prevalence was recorded in female (32.43%) than in male (15.83%). In respect of age group, prevalence was highest in animals of 6-9 years of age (40%). Animals with poor health status showed highest prevalence (46.15%) of bovine tuberculosis.

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P Konch, B Dutta, S Goswami, AG Barua, GK Saikia. Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Assam, India. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):143-146.
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