A study on Brucellosis in sheep from various parts of Jammu region was conducted. Serum samples (1085) from 13 different parts of Jammu region were collected and subjected to RBPT, mRBPT, STAT and I- ELISA tests. The overall seroprevalence of brucellosis in sheep was found to be 6.54%. The seroprevalence based on individual test was 150 (13.82%) (RBPT), 175 (16.13%) (STAT) and 251 (23.13%)by I-ELISA. The seropositivity for various tests was in following order: I-ELISA>STAT>mRBPT>RBPT. The female sheep from unorganized sector and older age group Sheep were found to be most vulnerable. The sensitivity of mRBPT and the kappa value as well as specificity of RBPT were found to be best for diagnosis of brucellosis in sheep. Among serological tests, I-ELISA was found to be most sensitive and detected maximum number of sera samples.
I-ELISA, Jammu, RBPT, Seroprevalence, Sheep brucellosis, STAT.
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