Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 8 - 2021
Status of Mycobacterium bovis on Cattle Farm of National Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Center of Nepal
Shashi Sharma1*, Reshmi Munakarmi2, Riddhi Shrestha2, Swoyam Prakash Shrestha3, Doj Raj Khanal2, Narayan Paudyal2 and Chiranjibi Pantha4
1Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa, Bhairahawa, Nepal
2National Animal Health Research Center, Lalitpur, Nepal
3Directorate of Livestock and Fisheries Research Center, Lalitpur, Nepal
4Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Kathmandu, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Shashi Sharma, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa, Bhairahawa, Nepal.
Received: May 10, 2021; Published: July 29, 2021


The study was conducted to determine the status of Mycobacterium bovis in cattle of National Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Center (NAGRC), Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Khumaltar, Lalitpur. Out of total 41 cattle (Jersey cross, Holstein Friesian cross and Lulu) present in this farm, 10 cattle (one male and nine female) were tested with single intradermal tuberculin test. During the test, only one (10%) cattle was suspected (2 - 3.9 mm) for tuberculosis while the rest (90%) were found confirmed negative (≤ 2 mm). There were no any confirmed positive (≥ 4 mm) cases of tuberculosis. There was no significant association of sex with tuberculosis infection (p > 0.05). Out of five Holstein Friesian cross cattle, one was suspected whereas out of two Jersey cross breed and three Lulu breed, all were tested negative. Breed was found to be significantly (p < 0.05) associated with tuberculosis infection. NABGRC, NARC do not have any tuberculosis positive cattle. After one month, purified protein derivative (PPD) test was again done on suspected female Holstein Friesian Cross cattle which was found to be negative. Further detailed study is needed in large scale to determine the status of tuberculosis in animal.

Keywords: Bovine Tuberculosis; Mycobacterium; Tuberculin Test


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Citation: Shashi Sharma., et al. “Status of Mycobacterium bovis on Cattle Farm of National Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Center of Nepal”. EC Veterinary Science 6.8 (2021): 01-04.

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