Om P Surujballi

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Captive and free-ranging wildlife animals are implicated in the maintenance and transmission of bovine tuberculosis and therefore pose a significant obstacle to eradication of the disease from domestic livestock. The current antemortem diagnostic method, the intradermal tuberculin skin test, is impractical for routine use with many wild animals.(More)
Tuberculosis of free-ranging and captive wildlife, including species implicated in the maintenance and transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, is a difficult disease to diagnose and control. Historically, diagnosis of tuberculosis has relied largely upon assays of cell-mediated immunity (CMI), such as tuberculin skin testing. This approach, however, is(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of a recombinant flagellar protein, FlaB, of Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona in the serodiagnosis of leptospirosis by the fluorescence polarization assay (FPA). The recombinant protein FlaB was purified to homogeneity by a combination of nickel-nitriloacetic acid agarose(More)
Accurately identifying Mycobacterium bovis-infected cattle is critical for bovine tuberculosis prevention and control. One method for identifying infected cattle is an ELISA developed by IDEXX laboratories, which detects antibodies to two M. bovis proteins, MPB70 and MPB83. The assay's sensitivity varies by geographic region, with sensitivities of 77%, 45%,(More)
hosted the eighth annual Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Conference, with guest speakers from Georgia, Colorado, Iowa, New York and two Canadian provinces. Our guests came together from across North America to receive policy updates and share the latest scientific data and innovative research on bovine TB. Among other things, the speakers shared insight on: the(More)
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