Coxiella burnetii in bulk tank milk samples from dairy goat and dairy sheep farms in the Netherlands in 2008

den Brom, R. van; van Engelen, E.; Luttikholt, S.; Moll, L.; van Maanen, K.; Vellema, P.
March 2012
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;3/24/2012, Vol. 170 Issue 12, p310
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the prevalence of Q fever among samples of dairy goat and sheep bulk tank milk (BTM) in the Netherlands. The study used various methods such as real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCT), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunohistorchemistry (IHC). Results reveal a Coxiella burnetii abortion outbreak, as shown by ELISA. It compares the efficiency of using the techniques in BTM testing.


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