A new ELISA kit for diagnosis of bovine paratuberculosis was evaluated and compared to two other USDA-licensed ELISA kits. This research was published in a new open access veterinary Journal, SOJ Veterinary Sciences.
This small study reports detection of viable MAP in 13% (4/32) of PIF samples. Culture detected viable MAP in 9% (3/32) PIF samples. Direct IS900 PCR detected MAP DNA in 22% (7/32) of PIF samples. The presence of viable MAP in PIF indicates that MAP either survived PIF manufacturing or that post-production contamination occurred. Irrespective of the route of MAP contamination, the presence of viable MAP in PIF is a potential public health concern.
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