Ronda M Devold (devold at badlands.NoDak.edu) wrote:
: Is there anyone out there who works in veterinary diagnostic
: microbiology? I have some questions regarding procedures you use for
: various tests (ex: Mycobacterium cultures for Johne's disease). I would
: greatly appreciate hearing from anyone working in this field.
: I look forward to hearing a response.
: - Ronda DeVold
: North Dakota State University
: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
: diagnostic micro. section
:: email: devold at badlands.NoDak.eduYip!
We started culturing M. paratuberculosisa few weeks ago - although
the disease is not very common in Austria. The lab I worked before
(in Lower Saxony - Northen Germany) had a lot of diagnostics regarding
Paratb. We did there mostly Microscopy and Serodiagnosis. But noe they
have a running culture diagnosis.
The major problem is the mycobactin - you can either produce it yourself
(a messy procedure) or buy it (vastly expensive). We currently buy it...
There is now a project from the government reg. paratb and we're involved
- so getting some money for this...
We should discuss this later again (we're just starting).
[ Sebastian.Bunka at vu-wien.ac.at ]
Location: earth, europe, austria, vienna Inst. of Bacteriology Vet.Univ.