Contribution of environmental mycobacteria to false-positive serum ELISA results for paratuberculosis.

@article{Osterstock2007ContributionOE,
  title={Contribution of environmental mycobacteria to false-positive serum ELISA results for paratuberculosis.},
  author={Jason B. Osterstock and Geoffrey T Fosgate and Bo Norby and Elizabeth J. B. Manning and Michael T. Collins and Allen J Roussel},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={230 6},
  pages={896-901}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of exposure to environmental mycobacteria on results of 2 commercial ELISAs for paratuberculosis in cattle. DESIGN Experimental trial. ANIMALS 19 weaned crossbred beef calves. PROCEDURES Calves were inoculated SC with 1 of 5 mycobacterial isolates (3 calves/isolate) derived from herds with high proportions of false-positive serologic reactions for paratuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (MAP; positive control inoculum; 2 calves), or… CONTINUE READING