Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Preliminary Study of Seroprevalence of Chlamydophila Abortus Amongst Cattle in Ninavah Province
Rhaymah Majed1, AL-Farwachi Maab2*, AL-Hankawi Omer2, Al-taee Khdr Hussein21Misan University, College of medicine, Department of microbiology; 2Mosul University,College of veterinary medicine, Department of internal and preventive medicine, Mosul, Iraq.
Abstract | Seroprevalence of Chlamydophila abortus in cattle in Ninavah Province, Nothern Iraq was determined by ID ScreenTM Ch. abortus indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) on serum samples from 368 cows aborted cows (n=150), pregnant cows (n=150), and calves aged 1 month old (n=68). Seropositive cows were found only in 3 of 368 sera examined (0.82%). The present study is the first serodiagnosis of epizootic bovine abortion in randomly selected cattle herds in Ninavah province, Iraq.
Keywords | Bovine, Chlamydiophila abortus, Abortion, ELISA, Prevalence