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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 6(2): 88-94
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Idris Umar Hambali1,4, Yusuf Abba2,4, Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus2,6, Innocent Damudu Peter1,4, Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse1,3*, Thiviya Balakrishnan1, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila2, Abd Wahid Haron1, Abdul Rahman Omar2, Nurizan Ahmad5, Fatiha Shuhaimy

1Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia;2Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia;3Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food security, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia;4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri. P.M.B 1069 Maiduguri, Borno Nigeria;5Veterinary Research Institute (VRI), Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia;6Research Unit, Microbial Food Safety and Antimicrobial resistance, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, 10330 Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract | This study was designed to investigate the seroprevalence of Melioidosis in sheep and goats from selected small ruminant farms in Selangor, Malaysia. Blood samples (n=100) were collected each from sheep and goats using a random sampling technique from these farms. The serum samples were subjected to Melioidosis antibody screening using the Complement Fixation Test (CFT). The overall prevalence of Melioidosis among goats and sheep from these farms were 1% and 0%, respectively. It is concluded that although the prevalence of positive detection is low, there is need for further diagnostic surveillance as this singular case can be a potential reservoir for zoonotic infection.

Keywords | Burkholderia pseudomallei, Melioidosis, Complement Fixation Test (CFT), Seroprevalence, Sheep