Lymphoproliferative and IFN-γ responses to stress-regulated Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis recombinant proteins,

1. Ratna B Gurung, Douglas J Begg, Auriol C Purdie, Kumudika de Silva, John P Bannantine, Richard J Whittington, Clinical and vaccine Immunology: CVI 04/2014

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Effects of Aflatoxin mixed feed on Haematobiological profile in layer chicken. SAARC Journal of Agriculture 7(1), 85-90

Thapa, N.K., Manohar, M.B., MuraliManohar, B., Balachandran, C. and Sarathchandra, G. (2009).

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Study on MMA syndrome at National pig breeding centre, Serbithang and Wangchutaba, Thimphu, Bhutan.Presented at XXIII annual Conference of Indian association of veterinary pathologists, 2006 and published in the proceedings

Thapa, N.K. et al. (2006).

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Rate of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Transmission by Carriers Quantified from Experimental Data

Tenzin; Dekker A; Vernooij H; Bouma A; Stegeman A (2008)., Risk Analysis, 28 (2); 303-309.

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Risk factors for foot-and-mouth disease in sedentary livestock herds in selected villages in four regions of Bhutan

Dukpa, K., Robertson, I.D., Edwards, J.R., Ellis, T.M., Tshering, P., Rinzin, K. and Dahal, N. (2011) . New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 59 (2). pp. 51-58.

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A retrospective study on the epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease in Bhutan

Dukpa, K., Robertson, I.D., Edwards, J.R. and Ellis, T.M. (2011). Tropical Animal Health and Production, 43 (2). pp. 495-502.

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The epidemiological characteristics of the 2007 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Sarpang and Zhemgang Districts of Bhutan

Dukpa, K., Robertson, I.D. and Ellis, T.M. (2011) . Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 58 (1). pp. 53-62.

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he seroprevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in the sedentary livestock herds in four districts of Bhutan.

Dukpa, K., Robertson, I.D. and Ellis, T.M. (2011), T Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 100 (3-4). pp. 231-236.

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Serological and clinical surveillance studies to validate reported foot-and-mouth disease free status in Tsirang district of Bhutan

Dukpa, K., Robertson, I.D. and Ellis, T.M. (2012) . Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 104 (1-2). pp. 23-33.

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The seroprevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in the sedentary livestock herds in four districts of Bhutan. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 100 (3-4). pp. 231-236.

Abstract AIMS: To identify livestock husbandry practices important for transmission of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the herds and villages of four regions in Bhutan. To consider using this information to enhance the current prevention and control programme, a consideration arising from the failure to control FMD in spite of a control programme in place. METHODS: Between March and May 2009, 383 livestock farmers originating from 80 villages in four districts of Bhutan were interviewed, using a structured questionnaire, about the livestock management practices and incidence of FMD in their herds. Multivariable logistic regression was used to quantify the risk factors that predicted the outcome variable 'farmer-diagnosed FMD in Bhutan'. RESULTS: Sixty-two percent (49/79) of the villages and 87/355 (24%) of herds surveyed had at least one outbreak of FMD within the 5 years preceding the survey. The odds of having FMD in a herd increased substantially (OR=39.2; p0.0001) when cattle mixed with herds from other nearby villages compared with those where mixing did not occur. Those cattle herds mixing with six or more other herds within the same village were 5.3 times (p0.0001) more likely to have had FMD than those mixed with fewer than six herds. Farmers who fed kitchen waste to cattle were 14.1 times (p0.0001), and those who sent their animals for grazing in the forest were 3.1 times (p=0.014), more likely to report FMD in their herds than those who did not. Farmers who kept their cattle always housed in a shed during the day (OR=0.033) or at night (OR=0.29) were less likely to report FMD than those who did not (p0.04). CONCLUSIONS: Mixing of cattle at grazing areas was identified as a risk factor for FMD. This indicates that spread from infected herds and villages, through close contact, could be an important source of disease for non-infected herds in Bhutan. Therefore, quarantining of early cases in affected herds or villages could reduce the spread of disease within and between villages. This study also highlights the potential role of feeding kitchen waste to cattle as a risk factor for FMD. The findings from this study could be considered for strengthening of the FMD control programme in Bhutan.

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