Occurrence of brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis and risk perception in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Gilson Luiz Piva Filho Ana Julia Silva e Alves Laurêncio Garcia Carvalho Marcia Marinho Luzia Helena Queiroz About the authors

ABSTRACT:

The aim of these study was to determine the occurrences of brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis, and the perception of dairy farmers on the risk of these diseases in dairy cattle herds in the municipality of Paranaíba, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. The total of 42 properties were visited for the application of a questionnaire to dairy farmers, and blood sample collection for serological and tuberculin test, from November 2012 to March 2013. The occurrence of outbreaks, both of brucellosis and tuberculosis, in the properties was 2.38% (1/42). The data showed deficiency in risk perception of these diseases on the part of the farmers.

KEYWORDS:
bovine brucellosis; risk perception; bovine tuberculosis; zoonosis

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