TITLE

Heaf Test a version of cattle TB test

AUTHOR(S)
Proud, Andrew J.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;8/8/2008, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the misconception regarding the Heaf Test for cattle. The author explains that the tuberculin test detects an immune response and not clinical disease. The author offers information on human reactors and bovine reactors to the Heaf Test. The author comments on the need to slaughter several hundred reactors to prevent each case of animal disease.
ACCESSION #
34032329

 

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