Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(5): 761-765
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Zhanara Kenesovna Tulemissova1, Assem Serikovna Ibazhanova1*, Raya Zhaksygulovna Myktybayeva2, Damir Mikdatovich Khussainov1, Assilbek Mailiboievich Mussoyev1, Zhuldyzaj Zhakabaevna Kenzhebekova1, Merej Ajbynovich Torehanov1

1Department of Biological Safety, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan; 2Department of Microbiology and Virology, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Abstract | This paper discusses the epizootic situation observed in livestock farms located in the Talgar, Ile and Enbekshikazakh districts of the Almaty region for the period from 2017 to 2019. Bacteriological study was carried out on samples taken from 501 cows showing clinical signs of interdigital necrobacillosis. For each farm considered, coefficients were calculated that reflected the intensity of the epizootic process. To ascertain preconditions for morbidity, the households and livestock complexes were inspected by certified veterinarians from Kazakh National Agrarian University. In the vast majority of the farms studied, the incidence of bovine foot rot was quite high, which was presumably determined by inappropriate housing conditions, imbalanced nutrition, and the lack of vaccination. A number of recommendations were indicated, such as reduction of stocking density and adequate nutrition.

Keywords | Cattle, Cow, Foot rot, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Pathogen