American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Brucellosis in Camels (Camelus dromedorius) in the south province of Jordan

Hawari Azmi Dawood

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2008.623.626

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 3

Pages 623-626

Abstract

A study of the prevalence of camel brucellosis has been carried out in the south province of Jordan during the years 2006 and 2007. Six hundred forty camel sera from 44 herds were randomly collected and analyzed. Rose Bengal plate test was used to screen all serum samples. The positive samples were subjected to confirmation by complement fixation test. The true prevalence of Brucella seropositive was 15.8%. Brucella melitensis biotype 3 was isolated from 2 aborted fetuses and from 2 milk samples. 64.8% of the positive camels were adult > than 4 years old and the remaining 35.2% were young ranging from 6 months to 4 years old. Recommendations for brucellosis control were given.

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© 2008 Hawari Azmi Dawood. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.