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Title: Studies on the Prevalence of Antibodies to Peste Des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) among Goats in Bauchi State
Authors: Luther, N.J
Umoh, J.U
Majiyagbe, K.A
Shamaki, D
Nwosuh, C.I
Dogo, G
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Nigerian Veterinary Journal
Series/Report no.: Vol.27;No.1;Pp 17-22
Abstract: Monoclonal antibody-based competitive enzyme linked immunosobent assay (C-ELISA) have been used for the specific detection of antibodies to peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) in goats Examination of 227 serum samples from goats in five local government areas of Bauchi State revealed a point prevalence rate of 24.7%. Gamawa LGA had the highest prevalence rate 43.1% while Boggoru had the least at 10.3%. The prevalence rate of antibodies to PPRV in males (8.2%) was significantly different from that of females (36.9%). Males aged 0 to 6 months had an age specific prevalence rate of (2.9%), whereas females belonging to the same age group had a rate of 17.5%. Similarly, males and females aged between 7 and 12 months had age specific prevalence rates of 8.7% and 28.6% respectively. A statistically significant difference in the age sex specific rates exists. These findings further support previous observations indicating the presence of the disease in Bauchi State although the rates varied throughout the local government areas where sera were collected.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/686
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