Performance of the single intradermal comparative tuberculin test in identifying cattle with tuberculous lesions in Irish herds.

@article{Costello1997PerformanceOT,
  title={Performance of the single intradermal comparative tuberculin test in identifying cattle with tuberculous lesions in Irish herds.},
  author={Eamon Costello and Jack Egan and Frances Quigley and Paul F. O'Reilly},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1997},
  volume={141 9},
  pages={222-4}
}
The sensitivity of the single intradermal comparative tuberculin test, as applied in the Republic of Ireland, was estimated in 353 cattle with tuberculous lesions. These cattle had been removed from 47 herds which were depopulated owing to chronic or extensive infection with Mycobacterium bovis. The test had a sensitivity of 90.9 per cent, because 321 (90.9 per cent) of the 353 cattle with tuberculous lesions gave a positive or inconclusive result, and 32 gave a negative result. These 32… CONTINUE READING
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