Evaluation of blood assays for detection of Mycobacterium bovis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Michigan.

  title={Evaluation of blood assays for detection of Mycobacterium bovis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Michigan.},
  author={Daniel J O'brien and Stephen M. Schmitt and Konstantin P. Lyashchenko and W Ray Waters and Dale E. Berry and Mitchell V Palmer and Jim McNair and Rena Greenwald and Javan Esfandiari and Melinda K Cosgrove},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={45 1},
Surveillance and control activities related to bovine tuberculosis (TB) in free-ranging, Michigan white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) have been underway for over a decade, with significant progress. However, foci of higher TB prevalence on private lands and limited agency ability to eliminate them using broad control strategies have led to development and trial of new control strategies, such as live trapping, testing, and culling or release. Such strategies require a prompt, accurate… CONTINUE READING


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