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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 132897, 4 pages
Research Article

Prevalence of Bovine Brucellosis and Risk Factors Assessment in Cattle Herds in Jigawa State

1Animal Reproduction Unit, Jigawa Research Institute, Kazaure, Jigawa State, Nigeria
2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, P.O. Box 720 Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria
3Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, P.O. Box 720 Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria
4National Animal Production Research Institute Shika, Ahmadu Bello University, P.O. Box 720 Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria

Received 2 November 2011; Accepted 7 December 2011

Academic Editor: I. López Goñi

Copyright © 2011 Farouk U. Mohammed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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