Epidemiological Study of Pasteurella pneumonia in Sheep in Northern Jordan

Jafar M. Obeidat, Yaser Al-Omar, Abdul Karim Allouz

Abstract


This study was conducted to identify the risk factors associated with sheep pasteurellosis in Northern Jordan.Our results showed that the management risk factors associated with sheep pasteurellosis were: increased flock size , age, rowding and dipping for external parasite OR>1.The environmental risk factors associated with this diseases include truck trsansportation of flocks,grazing through remote areas and mixing of flocks during grazing OR>1. The risk factors related to health conditions were: lung worm infestation, nursing from dams that suffer from mastitis and the higher price of veterinary drugs OR>1.

Results showed that the prevalence of Pasteurella multocida was 24% with a confidence interval between 0.21-0.26; while the prevalence of Mannheimia hemolytica was 11.5% with a confidence interval between 0.11-0.120.  


Keywords


Epidemiology, Pasteurellosis, Sheep, Jordan

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