Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 427–432 | Cite as

A study on Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in goats at an export oriented abattoir, Debrezeit, Ethiopia

  • L. EshetuEmail author
  • L. Yigezu
  • Y. Asfaw
Original Paper


300 goat serum samples from an export-oriented abattoir were tested for contagious caprine pleuropneumonia antibodies by the complement fixation test. The disease prevalence was 31% with no significant differences (P > 0.05) between the regions “Borena”, “Bale”, “Afar” and “Jinka” or the age of the goats (P > 0.05). Gross pathology and histopathology of the lung primary lesions were indicative of pleuropneumonia caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae.


Abattoir CCPP CFT Histopathology Mccp 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary SciencesMekelle UniversityMekelleEthiopia
  2. 2.Food and agricultural organization (FAO)Addis AbabaEthiopia
  3. 3.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

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