Age-specific characteristics of ELISA and fecal culture for purpose-specific testing for paratuberculosis.

@article{Nielsen2006AgespecificCO,
  title={Age-specific characteristics of ELISA and fecal culture for purpose-specific testing for paratuberculosis.},
  author={S\oren Saxmose Nielsen and Nils Toft},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={569-79}
}
Paratuberculosis is a chronic infection, and animals are not equally affected by it. Therefore, diagnostic tests that are able to detect different stages of the infection are needed for objective decision making. A longitudinal study was carried out to describe the ability of 2 tests to predict 2 conditions in dairy cattle: "infection" and "infectious," exemplifying 2 different purposes of testing. "Infection" is the term of choice for certification and eradication purposes, and "infectious" is… CONTINUE READING

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