Aim: Outbreak of bovine brucellosis in
buffaloes aborted in a village Mahuan of District
Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh is described.
and Methods: A total of 15 serum samples were
collected from a aborted buffaloes. All the sera
samples were tested by serological tests, Rose
Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) and Standard Tube
Agglutination Test (STAT).
Clinical history of the condition complimented
with detailed examination of the affected animals
revealed that 50% (15/30) buffaloes were aborted
between 6-9.5 months of pregnancy. The main
clinical signs presented were fever, discharge
from vagina and retention of placenta. There was
no response of treatment on buffaloes. The
antibodies against B. abortus were detected in
7(46.6%) sera samples by RBPT and in 5(33.3%) by
Conclusion: The buffaloes involved
and the severity of abortions, that necessitated
veterinary intervention, it would be necessary to
asses the prevalence and economic importance of
the disease in rural herds of Uttar Pradesh.
Keywords: brucellosis, buffaloes, Mainpuri
district, outbreak, RBPT, STAT