Antibody responses in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) infected with Mycobacterium bovis.

  title={Antibody responses in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) infected with Mycobacterium bovis.},
  author={W Ray Waters and Mitch V Palmer and John P Bannantine and Rena Greenwald and Javan Esfandiari and Peter Andersen and Jim McNair and John M. Pollock and Konstantin P. Lyashchenko},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  volume={12 6},
Despite having a very low incidence of disease, reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are subject to tuberculosis (TB) testing requirements for interstate shipment and herd accreditation in the United States. Improved TB tests are desperately needed, as many reindeer are falsely classified as reactors by current testing procedures. Sera collected sequentially from 11 (experimentally) Mycobacterium bovis-infected reindeer and 4 noninfected reindeer were evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay… CONTINUE READING


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