Seroprevalence of Peste Des Petits ruminants in goats of Assam, India
M Islam, D CPathak, S Das, T Rahman, S Sarma, J Hussain, A Sultana, M Medhi and SB Gogoi
Paste des petits ruminants is an economically important, acute and highly contagious transboundary viral disease of small ruminants having high morbidity and mortality rate. The present study was conducted to measure the seroprevalence of Peste des petits ruminants in goats of Assam by Competitive-ELISA. A total of 456 serum samples were collected from clinically suspected and apparently health goats from different districts of Assam and PPR viral antibody could be detected in209 samples by c ELISA test (136 from affected goats and 73 from apparently healthy goats) with overall prevalence rate is 45.83% (74.31% affected and 26.73% from apparently healthy goats).From the research findings it could be inferred that PPR is an emerging disease that attributed greater PPRV antibody positivity in clinical samples from goats.