A questionnaire and serological survey was conducted to estimate the epidemiological distribution of brucellosis in goat in Tanqua Abergelle districts. According to the questionnaire survey, high rate of goat abortion (89.7%) was observed during the study year. The pregnancy stage of high risk of occurrence of abortion was during the third trimester (37.9%), followed by during first and third trimesters (27.5%). The serological analysis revealed that none of the abortive goats were positive for brucella species infection. Generally, epidemiological data are not sufficient to a full diagnosis. Techniques with high specificity and sensibility as PCR and ELISA should be widespread.
Keywords: Abortion rate, goat, Tanqua Abergelle, brucellosis