International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 256

Full Length Research Paper

Seroprevalence of two Important viral diseases in small ruminants in Marawi Province Northern State, Sudan

K. A. Enan1*, K. S. Intisar2, M. A. Haj2, M. O. Hussien1, K. M. Taha3, A. M. Elfahal1, Y. H. Ali2 and A. M. El Hussein4
1Central laboratory, Ministry of Science and Technology, P.O. Box: 7099 Khartoum, Sudan. 2Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Virology Department P. O. Box 8067 Khartoum, Sudan. 3Atbara Veterinary Research Laboratory, P. O. Box 121, Atbara, Sudan. 4Animal Resources Research Corporation, Al Amarat, Khartoum, Sudan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 December 2011
  •  Published: 27 February 2013

Abstract

A survey was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) and sheep pox (SP) as the most economically important viral diseases of small ruminants in Marawi province at Northern state, Sudan. A total of 254 sera samples (164 ovine and 90 caprine) were collected from various localities in Marawi province during May, 2008. All collected sera were examined for PPR antibodies using competitive enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (cELISA) and for SP antibodies using passive Haemagglutination test. 42 (25.6%) ovine and 17 (18.8%) caprine sera were positive for PPR antibodies while 51 (31%) ovine and 34 (37.7%) caprine sera were positive for sheep pox antibodies.

 

Keywords: PPR, Sheep pox, cELISA, PHA, Sudan.