A survey of tuberculosis in the cattle from Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte State
Keywords:Bovine, Zoonoses, Mycobacterium bovis, Tuberculin
AbstractBovine tuberculosis is an infectious chronic and debilitating disease that can infect humans. A key step for its controls is to determine the prevalence in the herd. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis at Mossoró, RN. Initially, it was done an evaluation for infection hazard by tuberculosis in bovines at 21 farms. It were tested 150 dairy cows by caudal-fold tuberculin test. Other 120 bovines were also tested by comparative cervical tuberculin test. The results revealed lack of knowledge by owners about the prevention of the disease, as well as negligence when they buy animals. The prevalence was 8.66% at the cervical test and 3.33% at caudal-fold tuberculin test and comparative cervical tuberculin test, respectively. Thus, it was verified a high prevalence of bovine tuberculosis, which is greater than the national mean prevalence.
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Oliveira, I. A. S. de, Melo, H. P. da C., Câmara, A., Dias, R. V. da C., & Soto-Blanco, B. (2007). A survey of tuberculosis in the cattle from Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte State. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 44(6), 395-400. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26603
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