Epidemiology of Brucellosis in Buffaloes in Mosul / Iraq


The aim of the present study was to find the incidence of brucellosis in buffaloes in Mosul city and surrionding areas , distributed in Al-Rashidia , Bab-Shams , Al-Shalalat , Badosh , Al-Muthana areas in addition to samples collected from the slaughter house , This study includes 400 blood samples collected from buffaloes aged between one year to more than fifths year, selected randomly in mosul city between July 2007 to December 2009 . The results of the study showed that the incidence of the disease was 13 % by using Rose Bengal . 2ME test results were in accordance with Rose Bengal was 77.3 % .This study concluded that most of the cases in infected buffaloes in Mosul in the previous years are chronic cases .