Extension Number

ASL R1358

Topic

Health

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

Studies were undertaken to adapt diagnostic methods for use in our laboratory for detection of Neospora sp. infection in cattle. An immunohistochemical (IHC) test was used for detection of Neospora sp. antigen in tissues of aborted bovine fetuses. Neospora sp. antigen was detected most frequently in fetal brain tissue. Polyclonal antibodies were tested for specificity and sensitivity of the IHC. Sera were obtained from Neospora sp. infected dairy herds for use as positive and negative controls in the continuing development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

PDF

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