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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 1)
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Prevalence And Biotypes of Campylobacter Species Isolated From Sheep In Sokoto State, Nigeria

M.D. Salihu, A.U. Junaidu, S.I. Oboegbulem and G.O. Egwu
Corresponding Author:  Mohammed Danlami Salihu 

Key words:  Biotypes, Campylobacter, Nigeria, Prevalence, Sheep, Sokoto,
Vol. 1 , (1): Page No: 6-9
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2009 June, 08
Abstract:

Rectal sw abs (feacal) samples were collected from 518 sheep across Sokoto state and processed for Campylobacter organisms. Of a total of 518 samples, 93(18.0%) yielded Campylobacter organisms. The Campylobacter species isolated in this study were Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter lari and Campylobacter upsaliensis. The most frequently isolated Campylobacter species was C. jejuni (79.6%), while C. upsaliensis had the lowest isolation rate of 2.2%. Biotyping of the isolates indicated that C. jejuni biotype I (44.6%) and C. coli biotype I (72.7%) were the most common biotypes while all the C. lari isolates were biotype II. The isolation of Campylobacter organisms and the identification of C. jejuni biotype I and C. coli biotype I from sheep in this study is a clear indication of the presence of Campylobacter in sheep in Sokoto state. Campylobacter organisms must be considered as potential agent of ovine enteritis and abortion as well as a serious public health problem.
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M.D. Salihu, A.U. Junaidu, S.I. Oboegbulem and G.O. Egwu, 2009. Prevalence And Biotypes of Campylobacter Species Isolated From Sheep In Sokoto State, Nigeria.  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 1(1): Page No: 6-9.
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