campylobacter infections in calves, piglets, lambs and kids in trinidad.faeces or rectal swabs from 689 diarrhoeic and non-diarrhoeic animals were cultured for thermophilic campylobacters and their antibiograms were determined. three hundred and fifteen (45.7%) samples were positive for campylobacter. piglets had the highest prevalence, 79.3% (233/294) and lambs, the lowest with 17.9% (15/84) being positive. the difference was statistically significant (p < or = 0.01; chi 2). in calves, 20.5% (60/293) and in kids 38.9% (7/18) were positive for campylobacters. the pr ...19921467924
thermoregulation and performance of british anglo-nubian and saanen goats reared in an intensive system in trinidad.anglo-nubian and saanen goats were imported into trinidad and tobago to form the nucleus of the goat expansion and improvement programme. thermoregulation and performance of the parent stock and the f1 were evaluated under intensive housing and management. rectal temperature in the a.m.: irrespective of breed or season ranged from 38.5-¦c to 38.7-¦c and p.m.: ranged from 38.8-¦c to 39.0-¦c. after 2-áh of exposure outdoors without shade, saanen parent stock (saps) respiration rate (105-ábr/min) w ...201121739132
toxoplasma gondii and chlamydophila abortus in caprine abortions in tobago: a sero-epidemiological study.a sero-epidemiological study was conducted on a goat farm that experienced an abortion epidemic in the 2005 breeding season in tobago. serum samples of goats (aborting and non-aborting) and cats were collected, in addition to the use of stored sera from the farm sampled in 2003 and 2004. farm records on the reproductive and mortality rates for year 2003, 2004 and 2005 were also reviewed. the sera were screened for toxoplasma gondii antibodies using the latex agglutination test (lat), chlamydophi ...200616629987
ethnoveterinary medicines used for ruminants in trinidad and tobago.ethnoveterinary research was conducted in trinidad and tobago in 1995, in order to document existing ethnoveterinary practices. this paper describes 20 medicinal plants used to treat ruminants. the main plants used were azadirachta indica and curcuma longa. medicinal plants were used predominantly for endoparasites, internal and external injuries and pregnancy-related conditions. a 4-stage process was used to conduct the research and document the ethnoveterinary practices. this documentation cou ...19989658442
perosomus elumbus in a goat in trinidad, west indies. 19947846826
the composition of milk of british alpine and anglo-nubian goats imported into trinidad. 19724657911
serological studies on leptospirosis in livestock and chickens from grenada and trinidad.sera from 1,206 livestock animals and chickens on grenada and trinidad were tested for leptospiral antibodies by the microscopic agglutination test. 376 of the sera were positive (25% of those tested on grenada and 44% on trinidad). the positive sera were obtained from 25% of 324 cattle, 35% of 130 pigs, 35% of 146 sheep, 25% of 44 goats and 11% of 175 chickens on grenada; and 92% of 26 cattle, 53% of 122 pigs, 76% of 87 horses and donkeys and 11% of 144 chickens on trinidad. eight sera from duc ...19853832496
seroepidemiology of leptospirosis in livestock in trinidad.a study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of leptospirosis and infecting serovars across livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs) in trinidad using the microscopic agglutination test with an international panel of 23 serovars. of a total of 590 cattle tested, 21.5% were seropositive with agglutinations to 13 of the 23 antigens used in the panel. icterohaemorrhagiae (9.3%), sejroe (4.1%), ballum (4.1%), and autumnalis (1.9%) were the predominant serogroups detected in the cattle sam ...201020953838
seroprevalences of brucellosis, q-fever and toxoplasmosis in slaughter livestock in trinidad.serum samples obtained from livestock (cattle, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats and water buffaloes) slaughtered at various slaughter houses in trinidad were screened for agglutinins to three zoonosis causing pathogens. of a total of 751 sera tested, 2 (0.3%) originating from chickens were positive for brucella abortus agglutinins using the rose bengal test (rbt), but both were negative by the tube serum agglutination test (sat). thirty-six (4.8%) of 749 sera were positive for coxiella burnetii aggl ...19968881416
prevalence of cryptosporidium oocysts in livestock in trinidad and tobago.faecal samples from 683 diarrhoeic and non-diarrhoeic piglets, calves, lambs and goat kids were examined for cryptosporidium oocysts. the prevalence of infection in piglets and lambs was 19.6% and 20%, respectively, and these rates were significantly higher than those detected in calves (8.7%). amongst the four animal species studied, the detection rates were higher in diarrhoeic than in non-diarrhoeic animals and in animals under extensive and semi-intensive husbandry systems. however, these di ...19938447064
rotavirus infection in calves, piglets, lambs and goat kids in trinidad.faecal samples from diarrhoeic and non-diarrhoeic calves, piglets, lambs and goat kids were collected and screened by a latex agglutination test to detect the presence of group a rotavirus antigen. of a total of 470 animals screened, 138 (29.4%) had faecal samples positive for rotavirus antigen. the prevalences of infection were 27.7% (73/264) in calves, 27.8% (45/162) in piglets, 48.6% (18/37) in lambs and 28.6% (2/7) in goat kids. rotavirus antigen was not detected in calves and lambs < 1 week ...19948044669
frequency of isolation of yersinia enterocolitica from livestock in trinidad. 19921300681
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