Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4 (5): 215 - 217
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Ankan De1, Bikash Debnath1, Tapan Kumar Dutta2, Sujit Shil1, Sakshi Bhadouriya3, Dheeraj Chaudhary3, Kaushal Kishore Rajak3, Richa Pachauri3, Muthannan Andavar Ramakrishnan3, Dhanavelu Muthuchelvan3

1Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, R. K. Nagar, West Tripura 799 008 India; 2Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram 796 014, India; 3Division of Virology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar, Uttarakhand 263 138, India.

Abstract | Peste-des-petits-ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious and devastating disease of goats and sheep, and is endemic in several countries of Asia and Africa. In the present study, seroepidemiology of PPR from goats was carried out covering the entire state of Tripura during 2012 and 2015. The analysis of sera samples (n= 3454) revealed seroprevalence rate between 0 and 16.83 with an overall rate of 2.11%. The highest prevalence rate (16.83%) was observed in the West Tripura district whereas antibodies against PPRV could not be detected from four districts viz., Khowai, Gomati, Unokoti, and Sepahijala. The present study indicates that the disease incidence is sporadic in the state and in some places the animals are naive for PPR infection, which warrants immediate vaccination against PPRV.

Keywords | Peste-des-petits-ruminants, PPR, Seroprevalence, goat, Tripura