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Research (Published online : 11-04-2013)

4. Incidence of Peste des petits ruminants in nomadic sheep and goat of Jammu region - Sumit Mahajan, Rajesh Agrawal, Mahesh Kumar, Anand Mohan and Nishi Pande
Vet World. 2013; 6(7): 384-387


Aim: The present study was planned with an aim to access the incidence of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in nomadic sheep and goat of Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state of India.

Materials and Methods: A total of 34 nasal swabs (13 sheep and 21 goats) samples of 13 flocks suspected for PPR infection were screened for presence of PPR virus antigen by PPR sandwich-ELISA kit. Results: The overall incidence of PPR by sandwich ELISA was observed to be 55.55%, with higher incidence in goats (66.66%) than in sheep (35.71%). Location wise incidence of PPR ranged between 33.33-100%. The overall age wise incidence of PPR was highest in young animals of 0-6 months (83.33%), followed by 6-12 months (66.66%) and lowest in adults of >12 months (31.35 %). Whereas month wise incidence of PPR was highest in the month of February.

Conclusion: In nut shell it can be concluded that PPR is fairly prevalent in nomadic sheep and goats of Jammu region of J&K state with the evidences of natural transmission of PPR.

Keywords: goat, incidence, nomadic, Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), sheep.