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Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology
Year : 2007, Volume : 31, Issue : 1
First page : ( 62) Last page : ( 63)
Print ISSN : 0250-4758.

Seroprevalence of paratuberculosis in Indian buffaloes

Sivakumar P., Singh Nem, Tripathi B.N., Praveena P. Ezhil, Saravanan D.

Division of Pathology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar-243122, Bareilly (UP) India

†Corresponding author.

Abstract

The prevalence of paratuberculosis in Indian buffaloes is largely unknown. The present study reports the seroprevalence of paratuberculosis in Indian buffaloes. Of 365 sera samples tested, absorbed-ELISA and agar-gel immunodiffusion test developed in the laboratory for the detection of antibodies specific to paratuberculosis identified 14.5% and 3.2% sera positive for the infection, respectively.

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Key words

absorbed-ELISA, Johne's disease, water buffaloes.

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