Immune response to and faecal shedding of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis in young dairy calves, and the association between test results in the calves and the infection status of their dams.

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to: (i) evaluate the results of an intradermal skin test, a modified IFN-gamma test, and a commercial ELISA in commercially raised dairy calves at 2, 4, 6 and 8 months of age relative to faecal shedding of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP); (ii) determine the proportion of 8-month-old calves shedding MAP in… (More)

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