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Title: [The prevalence of paratuberculosis in the Plateau de Diesse region]
Title Abreviation: Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd Date of Pub: 1995
Author: Meylan M; Nicolet J; Busato A; Burnens A; Martig J;
Issue/Part/Supplement: 1 Volume Issue: 137 Pagination: 22-5
MESH Headings: Animal; Antibodies, Bacterial (BL); Cattle; Cattle Diseases (*EP); English Abstract; Female; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (IM); Paratuberculosis (*EP); Prevalence; Seroepidemiologic Methods; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Switzerland (EP); -RN-;
Journal Title Code: UE5 Publication Type: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Date of Entry: 950515NEntry Month: 9507
Country: SWITZERLAND Index Priority: 3
Language: Fre Unique Identifier: 95232459
Unique Identifier: 95232459 ISSN: 0036-7281
Abstract: We analysed 595 cows in 20 herds for serological evidence of paratuberculosis with an ELISA procedure for which we had recently determined a sensitivity of 50% and a specificity of 98%, and we obtained an overall calculated real prevalence of 5.99%. In two herds with clinical cases of paratuberculosis, the calculated true prevalence of seroreactors was 21.47%. In 9 herds with clinical suspicion of Johne's disease, the rate was 4.23%, 9 herds without any clinical suspicion showed a mean prevalence of 0%. Whereas the trend was clear for groups of herds, the observed prevalence in individual herds varied from 0% to 17.9%, without obvious association with manifest clinical problems of paratuberculosis.
Abstract By: Author
Address: Clinique des Animaux de rente et des Chevaux.
Transliterated/Vernacular Title: Etude de prévalence de la paratuberculose dans la région du Plateau de Diesse.