Journal Article


Richard O'Kennedy
Katherine Welbeck
Niamh Gilmartin
Sushrut Arora
Caroline Viguier



biological markers mastitis bovine nucleic acid amplification techniques cattle molecular diagnostic techniques animals immunoassay diagnosis

Mastitis detection: current trends and future perspectives. (2009)

Abstract Bovine mastitis, the most significant disease of dairy herds, has huge effects on farm economics due to reduction in milk production and treatment costs. Traditionally, methods of detection have included estimation of somatic cell counts, an indication of inflammation, measurement of biomarkers associated with the onset of the disease (e.g. the enzymes N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase and lactate dehydrogenase) and identification of the causative microorganisms, which often involves culturing methods. These methods have their limitations and there is a need for new rapid, sensitive and reliable assays. Recently, significant advances in the identification of nucleic acid markers and other novel biomarkers and the development of sensor-based platforms have taken place. These novel strategies have shown promise, and their advantages over the conventional tests are discussed.
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Richard O'Kennedy, Katherine Welbeck, Niamh Gilmartin, Sushrut Arora, Caroline Viguier

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