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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (1S): 23 - 25. Special Issue-1 (Infectious Diseases of Animals and Global Health)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2014/2.1s.23.25
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Shoor Vir Singh1*, Ram Kishore Yadav2, Vivek Kumar Gupta1, Saurabh Gupta1, Kundan Kumar Chaubey1, Narottam Das Agarwal1, Naveen Kumar1
1Microbiology Laboratory, Animal Health Division, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, PO –Farah, Mathura, 281 122, Uttar Pradesh, India; 2Chief Veterinary Officer, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author: shoorvir.singh@gmail.com; shoorvir_singh@rediffmail.com

ABSTRACT
Department of Animal Husbandry, Uttar Pradesh sampled 25 young male buffaloes (Murrah breed) marked for purchase from different farmers in their native tract (Rohtak district of Haryana). Sero–incidence of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) and Bovine Brucellosis (BBr) was estimated using ‘Indigenous ELISA kit‘ and Serum agglutination test, respectively. Of the 25 young Murrah bulls screened, 14 (56.0%) and 1 (4.0%) were positive for BJD and BBr, respectively. Sero–incidence of BJD was higher in young bulls of Murrah breed in their native tract.

Key Words: Bovine Johne’s disease, Bovine brucellosis, Murrah buffalo, Indigenous ELISA kit, Serum agglutination test