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Sero-prevalence of chlamydiosis in cattle and selected wildlife species at a wildlife/livestock interface area of Zimbabwe

Ndengu M., Matope G., Tivapasi M., Scacchia M., Bonfini B., Pfukenyi D.M., De Garine-Wichatitsky M.. 2018. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 50 (5) : p. 1107-1117.

A study was conducted to investigate the seroprevalence and associated risk factors of Chlamydia abortus infection in cattle and some selected wildlife species at selected interface areas at the periphery of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area in Zimbabwe. Three study sites were selected based on the type of livestock¿wildlife interface, porous livestock¿wildlife interface (unrestricted), non-porous livestock¿wildlife interface (restricted by fencing), and livestock¿wildlife non-interface (totally absent or control). Sera were collected from cattle aged ??2 years representing both female and intact male. Sera were also collected from selected wild ungulates from Mabalauta (porous interface) and Chipinda Pools (non-interface) areas of the Gonarezhou National Park. Sera were tested for antibodies to Chlamydia abortus using a CFT. A X 2 test was used to assess differences between categories and p?

Mots-clés : zimbabwe

Thématique : Maladies des animaux; Conservation de la nature et ressources foncières

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