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Volume 22 (7):615-618, 2018.
Seroprevalence of brucellosis and chlamydiosis in sheep from a herd with history of abortions in Iraq.
Sufian Saleh Salman, Alaa Kamil Mahmood, Saba Thamer Mosa.
Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
Salman SS; Mahmood AK, Mosa ST., Seroprevalence of brucellosis and chlamydiosis in sheep from a herd with history of abortions in Iraq, Onl J Vet Res., 22 (7):615-618, 2018. We report incidence of brucellosis with or without chlamydiosis in 100 sheep from a herd with history of abortions of mixed age and gender from 7 localities surrounding Baghdad, Iraq by Rose Bengal (RBPT) and ELISA tests. Prevalence by RBPT was 55% and 12% by ELISA. Prevalence of chlamydiosis by ELISA was 21%. BY ElISA, mixed infections comprised only ~5% probably due to absence of predominant infection in primiparous ewes and serological tests unable to discriminate between recent and older infections. By serology, we find that diagnosis of infectious abortions induced by Brucella spp or Chlamydia spp is not reliable and should be supported at least by bacteriology and/or PCR.
Key-words: Brucellosis, chlamydiosis, sheep, Rose Bengal, ELISA, Iraq.