Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 402

Article in Press

The High distribution of goat abortion in Tanqua Abergelle districts, Tigray regional state, Northern Ethiopia


  •  Received: 11 November 2019
  •  Accepted: 07 January 2020
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