D. Loureiro, L.F. Moura-Costa, R.S. Jordão, N.C. Menezes, E.S. Macedo, T.S. Guimarães, R. Meyer & R.W. Portela

Summary (continued)
Among a group of 35 samples from isolated native animals, 47.56% were seropositive for antibodies against C. pseudotuberculosis, 42.84% for B. ovis, 54.28% for C. abortus and 11.35% for M. agalactiae. These results comprise the first report of the prevalence of infectious diseases in sheep in EG. They highlight the importance of adopting adequate measures to prevent infection by bacteria endemic to EG native flocks during the development of the sheep industry in the country.