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Within herd sero-prevalence & spread in a dairy goat herd with confirmed Q fever abortions. - OZ0152

1. Determine the serological response to Q fever over 6 months in a goat herd with confirmed Q fever abortions.
2. Undertake a case series study of goats that aborted during the outbreak, to determine at what stage seroconversion takes place and for what period detectable shedding of the organism takes place
3. Collect samples to begin test validation of the VLA’s Ab ELISA on individual and bulk milk tank milk samples as a tool for non invasive herd testing
4. Extend validation of the VLA’s PCR on individual milks, bulk tank milks, vaginal swabs and environmental swabs.
5. Genotyping of the C. burnetii involved in this outbreak (comparison with current human and animal endemic strains)
6. Monitor airborne spread and environmental contamination (risk assessment)
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : OZ0152 Final Report   (568k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2011

Cost: £24,781
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Animal Diseases              
Animal Health              
Disease Control              
Plants and Animals              
Q Fever              
Fields of Study
Animal Health