Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research



Sero Prevalence of Newcastle Disease Virus in Guinea Fowl in Live Bird Market Sokoto, Nigeria

Bello Rabiu Alkali; Bello Isyaku Mashi; Manir Usman; Abdulmalik Shuaibu; Abdurrahman Hassan Jibril.

Abstract
This study used serological method to estimate the level of circulating antibodies against Newcastle disease (ND) in non-vaccinated guinea fowl, raised under traditional management system obtained from the major live bird market of Sokoto State, Nigeria. Competitive Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay was used to analyze two hundred and twenty nine (229) sera for Newcastle disease virus antibodies from randomly selected guinea fowls presented at live bird market. Overall, seroprevalence of 40.6 % (93/229) was detected. The male specific prevalence was 41.9 % (83/198) while female specific prevalence was 32.3 % (10/31) detected. Age specific prevalence showed adults guinea fowl to had 44.4 % prevalence while younger ones had 29. 1%. The findings of this study as it’s relate to epidemiology and transmission dynamics of ND is discussed.

Key words: Seroprevalence;Guinea fowl;Newcastle Diseases;Live bird market;Sokoto State



Share this Article


Advertisement
Applied Medical Research

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons