Journal article

The performance of three immune assays to assess the serological status of cattle experimentally exposed to Mycoplasma bovis

ML Schibrowski, TS Barnes, NK Wawegama, ME Vance, PF Markham, PD Mansell, MS Marenda, A Kanci, J Perez-Casal, GF Browning, JS Gibson, TJ Mahony

Veterinary Sciences | MDPI | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 by the authors. Mycoplasma bovis is associated with several clinical syndromes of cattle. Currently, limited information is available on the sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) of serological assays used for the detection of M. bovis-specific antibodies. Consequently, it is difficult to critically evaluate the outcomes of studies that use these assays. Therefore, the current study used bovine sera sourced from M. bovis exposure studies from three countries to estimate the Se and Sp of two commercial M. bovis enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), BIO K302 and BIO K260, and Western blotting. Western blotting had the highest Se estimate of 74% (95% confidence interval (CI): 16-98..

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