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Observations on single brucellosis reactors in large herds

Trueman, K.F. and Thomas, A.D. and Spinks, G.A. (1979) Observations on single brucellosis reactors in large herds. Australian Veterinary Journal, 55 (4). pp. 175-176.

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Abstract

Specimens were collected during 3 years from herds that contained single reactors to the complement fixation test for brucellosis, from large herds in north Queensland. Twenty-four such reactors were destroyed for culture, and Brucella abortus was isolated on 3 occasions. The existence of such low levels of Br. abortus infection in large herds should not be overlooked in the eradication campaign. Explanations were found for 17 of the single reactors, and included introduction of cattle to the herd, exposure to adjoining infected herds or vaccination with Strain 19.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Disease control; Brucellosis; bacterial diseases; cattle diseases; Brucella abortus; complement fixation test.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary bacteriology
Deposited On:25 Mar 2004
Last Modified:10 Sep 2010 03:46

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