Antibodies against Dictyocaulus viviparus major sperm protein in bulk tank milk: Association with clinical appearance, herd management and milk production.

@article{Charlier2016AntibodiesAD,
  title={Antibodies against Dictyocaulus viviparus major sperm protein in bulk tank milk: Association with clinical appearance, herd management and milk production.},
  author={J Charlier and Aklilu H Ghebretinsae and Tom Meyns and Guy Czaplicki and Jozef Vercruysse and Edwin Claerebout},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2016},
  volume={232},
  pages={36-42}
}
The objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive field survey using a Dictyocaulus viviparus major sperm protein ELISA on bulk tank milk samples from Belgian dairy herds to gain insights in: (1) the sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) of the test under field conditions; (2) the value of the test to predict a future clinical lungworm outbreak; (3) its associations with milk production parameters and (4) its associations with herd management factors. A total of 1248 herds were sampled… CONTINUE READING