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A study of some infectious causes of reproductive disorders in cattle owned by resource-poor farmers in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association


 
 
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Title A study of some infectious causes of reproductive disorders in cattle owned by resource-poor farmers in Gauteng Province, South Africa
 
Creator Njiro, S. M. Kidanemariam, A. G. Tsotetsi, A. M. Katsande, T. C. Mnisi, M. Lubisi, B. A. Potts, A. D. Baloyi, F. Moyo, G. Mpofu, J. Kalake, A. Williams, R.
 
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Description Two hundred and thirty-nine cattle from Gauteng Province in South Africa were tested for various pathogens causing reproductive diseases including bovine viral diarrhoea/mucosal disease (BVD/MD) virus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular vulvovaginitis (IBR/IPV) virus, Neospora caninum and Brucella abortus using various tests. For BVD/MD virus, 49.37 % tested positive, 74.47 % for IBR/IPV virus, 8.96 % for Neospora caninum and 3.8 % for Brucella abortus. The result for Brucella abortus is higher than the national average, possibly due to the small sample size. A high seroprevalence of antibodies to both BVD/MD virus and IBR/IPV virus was evident. These 2 viruses should be considered, in addition to Brucella abortus, when trying to establish causes of abortion in cattle. The clinical significance of Neospora caninum as a cause of abortion in Gauteng needs further investigation. One hundred and forty-three bulls were tested for Campylobacter fetus and Trichomonas fetus, and a low prevalence of 1.4 % and 2.1 % respectively was found in this study. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2011-05-03
 
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Identifier 10.4102/jsava.v82i4.76
 
Source Journal of the South African Veterinary Association; Vol 82, No 4 (2011); 213-218
 
Language en
 
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