Authors: ŞÜKRÜ KIRKAN, OSMAN KAYA, SERTEN TEKBIYIK, UĞUR 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.
Keywords: Coxiella burnetii, cattle, PCR
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