This study examines, through survey application and document analysis, the management strategies related with goat herds quarantined with brucellosis in 2016. Thes studied population consisted of goat and sheep breeders in Nuevo León that are located in two zones: Zone A, in the semi-desertic plateau and Zone B, in the coastal plains. The study found that introducing animals without Brucella testing (60%), the possibility of sharing grazing surface (75%), water sources (58%) or outlandish males mating the females (38%) are common practices among the owners of quarantined facilities. The product breakdown indicates that in herds in which milk and cheese are produced have a greater percentage of animals with brucellosis, 31±.24%, than those where goat kids are produced, 18±23 % (p=0.03).
Brucellosis, One Health
Food, Nutrition, and Health
Ruben Cervantes Vega
PROFESOR, FACULTAD DE MEDICINA VETERINARIA Y ZOOTECNIA, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico
I'm Veterinarian by the FMVZ UANL in México, also I had a diplomate as specialist in Animal Production by the UNAM, Master an Doctor in Animal Science by the UANL, bovine Veterinarian certified by the CONEVET, my area of expertise is in biotechnology of reproduction, including the epidemiology of the diseases that spread through the gametes and embryos. I have worked in the public and private sectors an I'am currently work as a Professor and Researcher at pre and postgrad at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (FMVZ) of the UANL in Monterrey, México.