HERD PREVALENCE OF BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS BASED ON MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN ADAMAWA AND TARABA STATES, NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Danbirni, S. Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Ibrahim, S.
  • Abubakar, U. B.
  • Usman, A.
  • Okayeito, S. O.
  • Sackey, A. K. B.
  • Kudi, A. C.
  • Abdulkadir, I. A.

Abstract

The prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle on the basis of management systems was investigated in Adamawa and Taraba States. A cross sectional study using purposive sampling technique was carried out in One hundred and eighty-five herds numbering 5,987 cattle kept under nomadic and sedentary management systems in 10 Local Government Areas of Adamawa and Taraba States. Cattle were screened for bovine tuberculosis with bovine purified protein derivatives using intradermal caudal fold tuberculin test. The result showed bovine tuberculosis was present in both nomadic and sedentary cattle. There was a significant association (p<0.05) between management practices and the occurrence of tuberculosis in the herds. The prevalence was higher in cattle that were kept under sedentary management system (12.9%) than in cattle raised under nomadic management system (4.1%). Regular screening of cattle especially those under sedentary management system is recommended.

Published

2017-06-30