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A highly specific and sensitive monoclonal antibody-based ELISA for the detection of circulating antigen in bancroftian filariasis.
A weak but significant correlation was found between numbers of microfilariae in blood and detectable levels of circulating antigen from patients with bancroftian filariasis, and a monoclonal antibody directed against antigens of Onchocerca gibsoni has been used in a sandwich ELISA.
Global trends in milk quality: implications for the Irish dairy industry
- S. More
- Business, MedicineIrish veterinary journal
- 1 April 2009
A review of the global and Irish dairy industries is presented; the impact of milk quality on farm profitability, food processing and human health, examines global trends in quality; and several models that are successfully being used to tackle milk quality concerns are explored.
Evaluating the prevalence of tail biting and carcase condemnations in slaughter pigs in the Republic and Northern Ireland, and the potential of abattoir meat inspection as a welfare surveillance tool
- S. Harley, S. More, N. O’Connell, A. Hanlon, D. Teixeira, L. Boyle
- Geography, MedicineVeterinary Record
- 5 November 2012
The meat inspection process needs to be standardised and reformed before it can be reliably utilised in large-scale pig welfare surveillance schemes.
Trends in cow numbers and culling rate in the Irish cattle population, 2003 to 2006
The overall rates of culling in Ireland fell within published internationally accepted norms and the on-farm mortality rate of 3.2-4.1% was similar to that reported in comparable studies.
Tuberculosis in alpaca (Lama pacos) on a farm in Ireland. 1. A clinical report
- E. Ryan, P. Dwyer, D. Connolly, J. Fagan, E. Costello, S. More
- MedicineIrish veterinary journal
- 1 August 2008
Infection due to M. bovis should be considered among the differential diagnoses of debilitating diseases in alpaca, particularly those farmed in areas known to be traditional black spots for tuberculosis in cattle.
Q fever in humans and farm animals in four European countries, 1982 to 2010.
- M. Georgiev, A. Afonso, S. More
- Medicine, BiologyEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les…
- 21 February 2013
A review of the epidemiology of Q fever in humans and farm animals between 1982 and 2010, using case studies from four European countries (Bulgaria, France, Germany and the Netherlands), highlights gaps in knowledge, and future research needs.
Farm management factors associated with bulk tank somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds
There was an association between low SCC and an increased level of hygiene and frequency of cleaning of the holding yard, passageways and cubicles and a multiple regression model was subsequently developed.
Farm management factors associated with bulk tank total bacterial count in Irish dairy herds during 2006/07
- P. Kelly, K. O'Sullivan, B. O'Brien
- Environmental Science, MedicineIrish veterinary journal
- 1 January 2009
Results from the multivariate analysis indicated that the following management practices were associated with low TBC; use of heated water in the milking parlour; participation in a milk recording scheme; and tail clipping of cows at a frequency greater than once per year were also associated with lower TBC.
Survival and dispersal of a defined cohort of Irish cattle
- S. Ashe, S. More, J. O'keeffe, P. White, G. McGrath, I. Aznar
- Biology, MedicineIrish veterinary journal
- 1 January 2009
An understanding of livestock movement is critical to effective disease prevention, control and prediction. However, livestock movement in Ireland has not yet been quantified. This study has sought…
Private animal health and welfare standards in quality assurance programmes: a review and proposed framework for critical evaluation
An overview of the use of private animal health and welfare standards in QA programmes is presented, and a generic framework to facilitate critical programme review is proposed to clarify the primary programme goal(s) and measureable outputs relevant to animalhealth and welfare.