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2Department of normative documents, Kazakh Scientific Research Veterinary Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonotic diseases present in Kazakhstan. It possesses huge economic threat infecting domestic livestock including camels. Countries practicing camel breeding often consume camel milk that raises the need in taking food safety measures and control of milk for contamination with Brucella spp. Widely known milk ring test used for diagnosis of cow milk is not suitable for diagnosis of camel milk because of physical and chemical properties of camel milk. Milk samples obtained from camels were subjected to serological tests and milk ring test. We developed modifications needed to standard milk ring test that will allow performing milk ring test on camel milk. Adding cow milk to seropositive camel milk samples allow to observe blue ring. In this paper, we discuss amount of milk and its fat percentage that needs to be added in order to get visually favorable results. Results show that proposed modifications will allow milk ring test to be used as screening test.