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Abstract

Two tests are used on a regular basis to detect Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map): ELISA and fecal culture. Fecal culture is considered more sensitive and specific but is costly and requires 3-4 months for results. Pooling of fecal samples of individual animals may reduce the high...

Author(s)
Schaik, G. van; Pradenas F., M.; Mella N., A.; Kruze V., J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2007, 82, 1/2, pp 159-165
Abstract

In Chile, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) was isolated on several occasions and clinical cases were reported. Nevertheless, diagnostic tests were not yet validated. The objective of the study was to validate a commercial ELISA to detect Map shedding dairy cows in management...

Author(s)
Schaik, G. van; Haro, F.; Mella, A.; Kruze, J.
Publisher
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Roslin, UK
Citation
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Proceedings of a meeting held at Exeter, UK, 29-31 March 2006, 2006, pp 141-151