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Volume 22 (7):578-586, 2018.
Epidemiology of Caprine Tuberculosis in Mid-Rift Valley, Ethiopia
Ketema Tafess1, Gobena Ameni2, Fufa Dawo3* and Teshale Sori1
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 34, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, 2Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3AdamiTullu Agricultural Research Center, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, P O Box 35, Baatu (Zeway), Ethiopia
Tafess K, Ameni G, Dawo F, Sori T., Epidemiology of Caprine Tuberculosis in Mid-Rift
Valley, Ethiopia, Onl J Vet Res., 22
(7):578-586, 2018. A
cross sectional study of caprine tuberculosis was conducted on randomly
selected 626 goats from December 2005 to June 2006 at Adami
Tulu Agricultural Research Center and smallholder farmers found around the
research center. Single intradermal tuberculin test, post mortem examination of
suspected goats and bacteriological culture of the pathogen was carried out to
confirm the pathogen. Taking the cut off value at 3.5 millimeters (mm), there
was significant difference (p<0.005) in prevalence of caprine tuberculosis
Key words: Caprine tuberculosis, Goats, Prevalence, Tuberculin test, Post mortem lesion.