A comparison and evaluation of techniques for diagnosis of avian tuberculosis in wildfowl.

@article{Cromie1993ACA,
  title={A comparison and evaluation of techniques for diagnosis of avian tuberculosis in wildfowl.},
  author={Ruth L. Cromie and Michael J. Brown and Neil Forbes and John Morgan and John L. Stanford},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={1993},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={617-30}
}
To control the epizootic of avian tuberculosis within the collections of captive wildfowl of The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust an efficacious vaccine and a reliable diagnostic test are required. A number of potential diagnostic tests were compared for sensitivity and specificity using a flock of 178 feral barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) at The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust's centre at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. Evaluations were made of: serodiagnosis by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay… CONTINUE READING