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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 27 (9): 535-538, 2023.

Incidence of coxiella brunetii in goats with history of abortion.


Sakhaee E, Khalili M, Banavand R.


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran




Sakhaee E, Khalili M, Banavand R., Incidence of coxiella brunetii in goats with history of abortion, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (9): 535-538, 2023. Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular microorganism that causes Q fever in humans and animals. We report anti-C. burnetii antibodies in milk samples of 30 goats with or without history of abortion collected during Spring NH with average temperature ~22C. Samples were tested for antibodies against C. burnetii by ELISA Test Kit. We found 31/60 (51.66 %) goats had antibodies against C. burnetii of which 63% had abortions and 40% had not. However we found no difference between groups (p > 0.05). Our findings suggests that goat milk could be a source of C. burnetii infection for humans in Iran.


Keywords: Coxiella brunetii, goats, abortion.