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Table 1 Blood samples from cattle analyzed for A. phagocytophilum infection by blood smear examination, PCR analyses and specific antibodies in the Brønnøysund area.

From: Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection in North Norway. The First Laboratory Confirmed Case

  Positive IFA-antibodies
  n Blood smear PCR n positive n (%) Mean antibody level (log10) ± SD
Farm A 13 1 1* 14 14 (100%) 2.81 ± 0.279**
Farm B - - - 18 4 (22%)*** 1.98 ± 0.391
  1. - no samples
  2. * GenBank accession numbers: M73220 and AJ242784
  3. ** Statistical significant difference in antibody titre was not observed between indigenous and purchased cattle
  4. *** Only adults