Developing efficient, multi-pathogen tests for common cattle diseases



Respiratory and enteric diseases are the most common and costly diseases in beef cattle. Both of these types of diseases are multi-factorial disease complexes meaning they involve several viruses and bacteria.Currently these diseases are diagnosed using single pathogen tests making the process very inefficient because each pathogen involved requires a separate test. Effective control of these diseases can benefit from a rapid and cost effective diagnostic test where all relevant pathogens can be tested for in a single assay.

Research currently underway and funded by the National Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster is working to develop two Continue reading