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Zoonotically Important Bacterial Diseases among Spotted Deer in West Bengal, India

S. K. Mukhopadhayay S. Ganguly S. Jana K. S. Singh
Vol 2(3), 152-154

A survey study was conducted to study the incidence of zoonotically significant bacterial diseases in spotted deer in different national parks, sanctuaries and deer parks of West Bengal, India which included three National parks (Buxa, Gorumara and Sudarban), six wild life sanctuaries (Mahananda, Jaldapara, Bethuadahari, Bibhutibhushan, Ballavpur and Ramnabagan) and five deer parks (Kumari Kangshabati, Adina, Gorchumuk, Jaipur and Jhargram) respectively. The overall study revealed that the mortality caused due to diseases (7.39% for tuberculosis and 5.92% for anthrax) were more in the Deer parks than in the National parks (3.78% for tuberculosis and 2.32% for anthrax) and Wild life Sanctuaries (7.83% for tuberculosis and 1.68% for anthrax). Prominent histopathological lesions characteristic for both the diseases were also revealed in the dead carcasses.

Keywords : Bacterial diseases Incidence Spotted deer Zoonotically significant

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