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Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) has re-emerged as a mastitis pathogen among Norwegian dairy cows. The Norwegian cattle health services recommend that infected herds implement measures to eradicate S. agalactiae, this includes a screening of milk samples from all lactating cows. The...

Author(s)
Holmøy, I. H.; Toft, N.; Jørgensen, H. J.; Mørk, T.; Sølverød, L.; Nødtvedt, A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 154, pp 119-123
Abstract

Considerable effort has been devoted to improving the existing diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis (single intradermal comparative tuberculin test [SICTT] and γ-interferon assay [γ-IFN]) and to develop new tests. Previously, the diagnostic characteristics (sensitivity, specificity) have been...

Author(s)
Clegg, T. A.; Duignan, A.; Whelan, C.; Gormley, E.; Good, M.; Clarke, J.; Toft, N.; More, S. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 68-76
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Serological tests for Coxiella burnetii (the causative agent of Q fever) antibodies are usually based on enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) although this method is not thoroughly evaluated. The objective of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of an ELISA for detection ...

Author(s)
Paul, S.; Toft, N.; Agerholm, J. S.; Christoffersen, A. B.; Agger, J. F.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2013, 109, 3/4, pp 258-263
Abstract

The sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) of the Rose Bengal test (RBT), competitive ELISA (c-ELISA), serum (sFPA) and blood (bFPA) fluorescence polarisation assay for brucellosis were evaluated using latent class analysis using sera and whole blood collected from infected cattle reared in...

Author(s)
Matope, G.; Muma, J. B.; Toft, N.; Gori, E.; Lund, A.; Nielsen, K.; Skjerve, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2011, 141, 1/2, pp 58-63
Abstract

Streptococcus agalactiae mastitis persists as a significant economic problem for the dairy industry in many countries. In Denmark, the annual surveillance programme for this mastitis pathogen initially based only on bacteriological culture of bulk tank milk (BTM) samples, has recently incorporated...

Author(s)
Mweu, M. M.; Toft, N.; Katholm, J.; Nielsen, S. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2012, 159, 1/2, pp 181-186

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