Seroprevalence and risk factors of Q fever in goats on commercial dairy goat farms in the Netherlands, 2009-2010

@inproceedings{Schimmer2011SeroprevalenceAR,
  title={Seroprevalence and risk factors of Q fever in goats on commercial dairy goat farms in the Netherlands, 2009-2010},
  author={Barbara Schimmer and Saskia Luttikholt and Jeannine L. A. Hautvast and Elisabeth A. M. Graat and Piet Vellema and Yvonne T H P van Duynhoven},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in dairy goat farms in the Netherlands and to identify risk factors for farm and goat seropositivity before mandatory vaccination started. We approached 334 eligible farms with more than 100 goats for serum sampling and a farm questionnaire. Per farm, median 21 goats were sampled. A farm was considered positive when at least one goat tested ELISA positive. RESULTS In total, 2,828 goat serum samples from… CONTINUE READING
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