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Skin test for brucellosis surveillance in beef herds



Skin test for brucellosis surveillance in beef herds



Surveillance, New Zealand 14(3): 9-10



The use of the delayed hypersensitivity skin test for the detection of brucellosis is discussed. When brucellin (purified protein allergens) prepared from Brucella melitensis is injected intradermally at the caudal fold site, the sensitivity of the test is around 60% when used to detect B. abortus infection in cattle. Specificity is high (between 95 and 100%).

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