Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Livestock Population of District Charsadda by Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
Noorrahim, Mian Sayed Khan, Muhammad Shahid, Alamgir Shah, Muzafar Shah, Rafiullah, Habib Ahmad
A total of 100 animals from each tehsil were screened for the prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) in animal population of three tehsil of District Charsadda in which 4.33% (13/300) by TST, 61.54% (8/13) wereve to avian tuberculin, 15.38% (2/13) to mammalian tuberculin while 23.08% (3/13) were reactive to both tuberculin showing a mixed infection. Cattles, buffaloes, sheep and goats were included in the study and a higher prevalence of TB was recorded in cattle (5.75%) as compared to buffaloes (4.44%) by TST. 4.28% 2-6 years of age and 5.88% in more than 6 years of age. 4.51% in female (2.94%) in male. 7.50% lactating females and 2.74% in non-lactating females. Present results show high prevalence of TB in animals of poor health status (8.13%) and poor management systems (5.95%) as compared to animals of satisfactory health condition (1.91%) and satisfactory management systems (3.06%).
Noorrahim, Mian Sayed Khan, Muhammad Shahid, Alamgir Shah, Muzafar Shah, Rafiullah, Habib Ahmad. Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Livestock Population of District Charsadda by Tuberculin Skin Test (TST). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2015; 3(2): 15-19.