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.
Coxiella burnetii, cattle, PCR
KIRKAN, ŞÜKRÜ; KAYA, OSMAN; TEKBIYIK, SERTEN; and PARIN, UĞUR (2008) "Detection of Coxiella burnetii in Cattle by PCR," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 32: No. 3, Article 10. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol32/iss3/10