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Coxiella burnetii infection is associated with placentitis in cases of bovine abortion






Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 12(5): 419-425

Coxiella burnetii infection is associated with placentitis in cases of bovine abortion

A positive score on a modified acid-fast (MAF)-stained smear test of fresh placenta was used to identify a group of bovine abortion submissions believed to be infected with C. burnetii.

Accession: 003395106

PMID: 11021428

DOI: 10.1177/104063870001200505

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