Dry season prevalence of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia based on postmortem examination at Hadejia Abattoir, Jigawa State
The current prevalence study of CBPP was conducted at Hadejia abattoir of Jigawa state, Nigeria using postmortem examination of CBPP lesions in lungs of cattle at slaughter. A total of 172 slaughtered cattle were examined at postmortem over the period of 3 months (March - May, 2014). Of the total, 5(2.9%) were positive for the presence of CBPP lesions. The disease was significantly higher (P<0.05) in females 4(8.3%) than in males 1(1.8%). Cattle within the rage of 3.5 – 4 years 3(9.7%) were significantly (P<0.05) infected than other age groups. Breed specific prevalence was highest 1(6.7%) in Sokoto gudali and lowest 1(3.1%) in white Fulani. This study concluded that CBPP is endemic and its prevalence is on the increase in the study area.
Key words: Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, postmortem, prevalence, vaccination, abattoir, slaughtered.