PREVALENCE OF PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS IN THE CHUADANGA DISTRICT OF BANGLADESH

MR Alam1, MA Jalil2*, BK Sarker3, T Mussa4
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 137-141

Abstract:

Peste des petits ruminant (PPR) is goat’s most fatal infectious disease. The study aimed to describe the prevalence of PPR in goats in the Chuadanga district of Bangladesh. This study was conducted in this area using clinical history and clinical examination of the animals. A total of 250 goats were randomly selected for this study, irrespective of age, sex, breed, and immune status. There were common findings such as high fever, nasolacrimal discharge, mucosal ulceration and erosion in the oral cavity, rapid breathing, and diarrhea during the clinical examination of the PPR-affected goats. The overall prevalence of PPR was 44%. The higher prevalence was observed significantly (P=0.006) in 7-12 months age group (52.85%) compared to 0-6 months age group (40.48%) and >12 months age group (25.58%). Male (35.96%) goats were less prone to PPR than females (50.74%), and Black Bengal goats had a higher affinity (45.60%) than Jamnapari (39.71%). Non-vaccinated goats were highly prevalent (47.89%) to PPR than vaccinated (31.67%). The highest prevalence was found in March (48.72%) and most of the cases (41.81%) were treated with Oxytetracycline, antihistamine, and fluid therapy. These findings may exert awareness of farmers regarding PPR for goat rearing.

Keywords:

PPR, Goat, Prevalence, Animal, Chuadanga


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MR Alam1, MA Jalil2*, BK Sarker3, T Mussa4. 2022. PREVALENCE OF PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS IN THE CHUADANGA DISTRICT OF BANGLADESH, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 9(2): 137-141.