Estimated Prevalence of Caprine Paratuberculosis in Boer Goat Herds in Missouri, USA

@inproceedings{Pithua2012EstimatedPO,
  title={Estimated Prevalence of Caprine Paratuberculosis in Boer Goat Herds in Missouri, USA},
  author={Patrick O. Pithua and Nathaniel S. Kollias},
  booktitle={Veterinary medicine international},
  year={2012}
}
The objective of this study was to estimate true animal-level and herd-level prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) antibodies in Missouri Boer goat herds. Sera harvested from blood samples collected from goats ≥24 months of age in 25 Missouri Boer goat herds were tested for presence of MAP antibodies using a commercial ELISA kit. Herds were declared positive for MAP if one or more goats in the herd tested positive for MAP antibodies. True animal, within-herd, and… CONTINUE READING