Bovine tuberculosis remains a major economic and animal welfare concern worldwide. As part of control strategies, cattle vaccination is being considered. This approach, used alongside conventional control policies, also requires the development of vaccine compatible diagnostic assays to distinguish infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA). In this review we discuss recent advances in DIVA development based on the detection of host cellular immune responses by blood testing or skin testing approaches.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology|
|Early online date||10 Feb 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2016|
- Differential diagnosis