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Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 32  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 215 - 220

Detection of Coxiella burnetii in Cattle by PCR

Sukru KIRKAN, Osman KAYA, Serten TEKBIYIK and Ugur PARIN    

Abstract: This study is aimed to detect Coxiella burnetii in cattle by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). A total of 138 cattle blood samples were collected from 8 farms and then examined in laboratory conditions. The examination of Coxiella burnetii was carried out by PCR with specific primers. In this study, a total of 6 (4.3%) cattle serum samples were found PCR positive for Coxiella burnetii. This result proves that cattle are an important reservoir of Coxiella burnetii infection.

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