PCR examination of bronchoalveolar lavage samples is a useful tool in pre-clinical diagnosis of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (Jaagsiekte).

@article{Voigt2007PCREO,
  title={PCR examination of bronchoalveolar lavage samples is a useful tool in pre-clinical diagnosis of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (Jaagsiekte).},
  author={Katja Voigt and Michael Ludwig Bruegmann and Kayla Huber and Patricia J. Dewar and Christina A. M. Cousens and Mark Hall and J. C. Sharp and Martin Ganter},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          419-27
        }
}
Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) is a contagious lung tumour of sheep caused by Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV). The disease is a particular problem in flocks in many parts of the world. The aim of the study was to assess screening methods for individual animals as a prelude to future eradication trials. Results of histological examination were used as the standard to evaluate the relative sensitivity and specificity of an established heminested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for… CONTINUE READING
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