Prevalence and risk factors of Coxiella burnetii seropositivity in Danish beef and dairy cattle at slaughter adjusted for test uncertainty.

@article{Paul2014PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors of Coxiella burnetii seropositivity in Danish beef and dairy cattle at slaughter adjusted for test uncertainty.},
  author={Suman Paul and Jens Frederik Gramstrup Agger and J\orgen Steen Agerholm and Bo Markussen},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={504-11}
}
Antibodies to Coxiella burnetii have been found in the Danish dairy cattle population with high levels of herd and within herd seroprevalences. However, the prevalence of antibodies to C. burnetii in Danish beef cattle remains unknown. The objectives of this study were to (1) estimate the prevalence and (2) identify risk factors associated with C. burnetii seropositivity in Danish beef and dairy cattle based on sampling at slaughter. Eight hundred blood samples from slaughtered cattle were… CONTINUE READING