Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 275-276

Soroepidemiologia da brucelose canina causada por Brucella canis e Brucella abortus na cidade de Alfenas, MG

Almeida, A. CSantorelli, ABruzadelli, R. M. ZOliveira, M. M. N. F

The prevalence of canine brucellosi was evaluated in the city of Alfenas, MG through the technique of agarose gel imunodifusion for Brucella canis and slow serum agglutination test with 2-mercaptoetanol for Brucella abortus. The prevalence was of 14.2 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively, for B. canis and B. abortus. The positives, characterized by animals above one year of age (77.8 percent), and mongrel dogs (56.2 percent), showed a prevalence of 50 and 48 percent for males and females, respectively. The canine brucellosis was prevalent in the city principally in dogs of outskirts. (AU)

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