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See detailMonitoring of the intra-dermal tuberculosis skin test performed by Belgian field practitioners
Humblet, Marie-France ULg; Walravens, K.; Salandre, O. et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (2011)

The present study aimed to monitor skin test practices as performed by veterinarian field practitioners in Belgium. For this purpose, an anonymous postal questionnaire was elaborated and dispatched to ... [more ▼]

The present study aimed to monitor skin test practices as performed by veterinarian field practitioners in Belgium. For this purpose, an anonymous postal questionnaire was elaborated and dispatched to veterinarians involved in bovine tuberculosis detection. The questionnaire included items focusing on the skin test performance. International experts in the field of bovine tuberculosis were asked to fill the questionnaire and a scoring scale was built as follows: 0='ideal' answer, 1=acceptable answer, whereas 2=unacceptable answer. Furthermore, experts were asked to rank the questionnaire's items according to their possible impact on the risk of not detecting reactors. A global score was further calculated for each participant and a comparison of practices was carried out between the two regions of the country, i.e. Wallonia and Flanders. Significant differences were observed between both regions, a harmonization at the country level is thus essential. No veterinarian summed a null score, corresponding to the ideal skin test procedure, which suggests that skin-testing is far from being performed correctly. Field practitioners need to be sensitized to the importance of correctly performing the test. The authors recommend the questionnaire is suitable for application in other countries or regions [less ▲]

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See detailNew assessment of bovine tuberculosis risk factors in Belgium based on nationwide molecular epidemiology.
Humblet, M.-F.; Gilbert, M.; Govaerts, M. et al

in Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2010), 48(8), 2802-8

This assessment aimed to elaborate a statistical nationwide model for analyzing the space-time dynamics of bovine tuberculosis in search of potential risk factors that could be used to better target ... [more ▼]

This assessment aimed to elaborate a statistical nationwide model for analyzing the space-time dynamics of bovine tuberculosis in search of potential risk factors that could be used to better target surveillance measures. A database comprising Mycobacterium bovis molecular profiles from all isolates obtained from Belgian outbreaks during the 1995-to-2006 period (n = 415) allowed the identification of a predominant spoligotype (SB0162). Various databases compiling 49 parameters to be tested were queried using a multiple stepwise logistic regression to assess bovine tuberculosis risk factors. Two isolate datasets were analyzed: the first included all Mycobacterium bovis isolates, while the second included only data related to the SB0162 type strain. When all Mycobacterium bovis isolates were included in the model, several risk factors were identified: history of bovine tuberculosis in the herd (P < 0.001), proximity of an outbreak (P < 0.001), cattle density (P < 0.001), and annual amplitude of mean middle-infrared temperature (P < 0.001). The approach restricted to the predominant SB0162 type strain additionally highlighted the proportion of movements from an infected area during the current year as a main risk factor (P = 0.009). This study identified several risk factors for bovine tuberculosis in cattle, highlighted the usefulness of molecular typing in the study of bovine tuberculosis epidemiology, and suggests a difference of behavior for the predominant type strain. It also emphasizes the role of animals' movements in the transmission of the disease and supports the importance of controlling trade movements. [less ▲]

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See detailPhenotypic and genotypic characterisation of Brucella strains isolated from cattle in the Gambia.
Bankole, A. A.; Saegerman, Claude ULg; Berkvens, D. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2010), 166(24), 753-6

Thirty-five serum samples and six hygroma fluid samples were collected from sexually mature cattle in one herd with clinical signs of brucellosis (abortion and hygromas) in the Western Region of the ... [more ▼]

Thirty-five serum samples and six hygroma fluid samples were collected from sexually mature cattle in one herd with clinical signs of brucellosis (abortion and hygromas) in the Western Region of the Gambia in order to isolate and characterise Brucella species. Information on the sex, age, number of calvings, number of abortions, presence of hygromas, and presence of orchitis was also collected for each animal sampled. Twenty-six (74 per cent) of the serum samples were positive in the rose bengal test and 29 (83 per cent) were positive by indirect ELISA. Three isolates of Brucella, biotyped as Brucella abortus biovar 3, were cultured from six hygroma fluid samples. The multiple locus variable number tandem repeat analysis assay clustered the isolates as B abortus with the same profile for the three isolates, suggesting a common origin of contamination. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessment methodology of the intradermal tuberculosis skin test performed in cattle by field practitioners
Humblet, Marie-France ULg; Walravens, K.; Salandre, O. et al

Poster (2010)

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See detailImportance of identifying Mycobacterium bovis as a causative agent of human tuberculosis
Allix-Béguec, C.; Fauville-Dufaux, M.; Stoffels, K. et al

in European Respiratory Journal (2010), 35

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See detailAssessment of bovine tuberculosis risk factors based on nationwide molecular epidemiology
Humblet, Marie-France ULg; Gilbert, M.; Govaerts, M. et al

in Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2010)

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See detailSanitary control in bovine embryo transfer - How far should we go? A review
Van Soom, A.; Imberechts, H.; Delahaut, P. et al

in Veterinary Quarterly (The) (2007), 29(1), 2-17

Embryo transfer is a globally executed technique which, when properly done, has both economic and sanitary advantages. International guidelines are available to prevent infection of the embryo with ... [more ▼]

Embryo transfer is a globally executed technique which, when properly done, has both economic and sanitary advantages. International guidelines are available to prevent infection of the embryo with pathogens, both originating from the donor animals as from the environment. This manuscript describes the bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and prions that are of major concern in the context of embryo transfer in cattle. In addition, the actual scientific knowledge on these pathogens is evaluated in terms of the current international and national guidelines and legislation. [less ▲]

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See detailMycobacterium bovis meningitis in a cow with clinical signs of BSE.
Roels, S.; Walravens, K.; Saegerman, Claude ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2003), 152(26), 807-8

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See detailLes moyens de contrôle de la tuberculose bovine
Walravens, K.; Saegerman, Claude ULg; Boelaert, F. et al

Scientific conference (2001)

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See detailEvolution du plan de lutte contre la tuberculose bovine en Belgique
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Jouret, M.; Walravens, K. et al

Scientific conference (2001)

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See detailIdentification of an unique Mycobacterium bovis strain in belgian cattle
Rigouts, L.; Desmecht, M.; Dufey, J. et al

Scientific conference (2001)

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