Isolation of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis from environmental samples collected from farms before and after destocking sheep with paratuberculosis.

@article{Whittington2003IsolationOM,
  title={Isolation of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis from environmental samples collected from farms before and after destocking sheep with paratuberculosis.},
  author={Richard J Whittington and Ian B. Marsh and Patrick J. Taylor and Dustin J Marshall and C A Taragel and Leslie A Reddacliff},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 9},
  pages={559-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis could be isolated from soil-pasture, faecal, water and sediment samples on farms before and after removal of sheep with paratuberculosis. A feasibility study and subsequent field survey. PROCEDURE First the analytical sensitivity of radiometric culture of the organism from two types of soil was determined relative to faeces. Then soil-pasture, faecal, water and sediment samples were collected for culture from a range of… CONTINUE READING

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