Intrauterine and transmammary transmission of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis in sheep.

@article{Lambeth2004IntrauterineAT,
  title={Intrauterine and transmammary transmission of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis in sheep.},
  author={Cassandra Lambeth and Leslie A Reddacliff and Peter Windsor and Kathy A Abbott and Helen McGregor and Richard J Whittington},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 8},
  pages={504-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate intrauterine infection of foetuses with Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis and the presence of infection in mammary secretions of sheep. DESIGN A study of 142 late-pregnant ewes and their foetuses from two heavily infected flocks. PROCEDURE Infection of ewes was determined at necropsy by histopathology and culture of tissues and mammary secretions. Antemortem tests (clinical assessment, faecal culture and serology) were also applied. Foetuses from 59… CONTINUE READING
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