An improved molecular assay for Tritrichomonas foetus.

  title={An improved molecular assay for Tritrichomonas foetus.},
  author={Robert A. Grahn and Robert H Bondurant and Karen A Van Hoosear and Richard L. Walker and L. A. Lyons},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={127 1},
Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) is the causative agent of bovine trichomonosis, a sexually transmitted disease leading to abortion (from 1 to 8 months gestation), infertility, and occasional pyometra. The annual losses to the U.S. beef industry are estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Currently, the "gold standard" diagnostic test for trichomonosis in most countries is the cultivation of live organisms from reproductive secretions. The cultured organisms can then be… CONTINUE READING
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