A survey of tuberculosis in the cattle from Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte State

Authors

  • Iza Alencar Sampaio de Oliveira Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido, Departamento de Ciências Animais, Mossoró, RN
  • Hudson Paulinelly da Câmara Melo Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido, Departamento de Ciências Animais, Mossoró, RN
  • Adaucides Câmara Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido, Departamento de Ciências Animais, Mossoró, RN
  • Regina Valéria da Cunha Dias Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido, Departamento de Ciências Animais, Mossoró, RN
  • Benito Soto-Blanco Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido, Departamento de Ciências Animais, Mossoró, RN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26603

Keywords:

Bovine, Zoonoses, Mycobacterium bovis, Tuberculin

Abstract

Bovine 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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Published

2007-12-01

How to Cite

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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