2017 MAP Conference – Diagnosis of MAP Infection and Disease in Livestock

by Dr. Vivek Kapur

Dr. Kapur is a Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State. In his presentation, he looks at the prevalence and cost of MAP infection in cattle, and discusses the diagnostics available, which are a particular challenge. It’s difficult to get accurate, early testing so MAP infection spreads, especially in large herds. Interestingly, Dr. Kapur has found that certain MAP proteins appear early on in infection (as early as 2-3 months), but then are detected less frequently in clinical disease.

NOTE: The audio quality improves after the first minute of the presentation.

Video Presentation

Q&A Session

Is there a definition of latent paratuberculosis?
Have you looked at the cell mediated response to the antigens that had a humeral response?
Have you used any cytoplasmic. antibodies?
Are there any known genetic or autophagy defects that correlate with susceptibility to MAP in your animal models?

 

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