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field investigations of brucellosis in cattle and small ruminants in syria, 1990-1996.the authors present the epidemiological status of brucellosis in cattle and small ruminants in syria from 1990 to 1996, based on laboratory findings at the brucellosis centre, damascus. initial investigations using the rose bengal plate test, the complement fixation test and a miniaturised variant of the slow agglutination test were conducted throughout the country in 1990 and 1991, revealing an overall herd seroprevalence rate of 3.14% in cattle herds and 2.94% in small ruminant flocks. althoug ...200111732419
[serological studies on prevalence of toxoplasma gondii in awassi sheep in syria].survey was conducted in 9 syrian provinces on clinically healthy awassi sheep. serum samples were collected from several districts (more than 47 localities--31 villages and 20 herds). animals were 1-5 years old. 458 samples were collected in spring 1997 and 352 samples were collected from november 1998 through february 1999. the result indicated that seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii ranged between 0-100% in the herds and 13.8-74.5% between the provinces. and the mean of sero-prevalence was 44 ...200212058592
prospects for using nonconventional feeds in diets for awassi dairy sheep in syria.high feed costs are major obstacles for resource-poor dairy sheep farmers in west asia, along with large fluctuation in grain and straw prices. farmers need low-cost diets using locally available feeds that can provide sufficient milk of good quality. two experimental trials were conducted on awassi milking ewes to evaluate nonconventional and balanced low-cost diets against the traditional unbalanced diet used by farmers (control) on the total yields (milk, fat, protein, and total solids) and m ...201121605771
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