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Year : 1993
Tome : 144
Volume : 6
Pages : 527-533
Title : Detection of bovine paratuberculosis by culture of pooled feces.
Authors : J. VIALARD, A. LACHERETZ, A. THIERCY, Y. RICHARD et M. PRAVE
Summary : In order to reduce the cost of diagnosis of infectious diseases, grouped samples (milk or serum) are more and more in use. The authors applied this principle to the diagnosis of bovine Paratuberculosis by fecal culture (mixture of 4 fecal swabs). The theoretical sensitivity of this technique as well results of its application in 23 farms (605 animals) have been studied. On several occasions, the method did not permit to detect bovines shedding M. paratuberculosis. This experiment stresses on the necessity to use more sensitive tests such as DNA probes associated with Polymerase Chain Reaction (P.C.R.).
Keywords : paratuberculosis - fecal culture - bovine.
Correspondence : J. VIALARD
Adress : Dpartement d'pidmiologie, Pathologie Infectieuse et Parasitaire (Unit microbiologie et pidmiologie molculaire), Ecole Nationale Vtrinaire de Lyon, 1, avenue Bourgelat, B.P. 83 F-69180 Marcy l'Etoile.

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