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Table 4 Detection of A. phagocytophilu m infection by real-time PCR, targeting msp-2(p44) in ON-lambs

From: A comparative study of clinical manifestations, haematological and serological responses after experimental infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum in two Norwegian sheep breeds

ON-lambs 2009 Day 0 Day 3 Day 5 Day7 Day10 Day15
1 - - + + + # + #
2 - - - nd + + #
3 - - + + # + # + #
4 - - - - - -
5 - - - nd + # + #
6 - - - - - -
7 - - + + + # + #
8 - - - - - + #
9## - - - - - -
10 - - - + # + # + #
  1. _ negative, + positive, nd - not done
  2. # positive by light microscopy
  3. ## this lamb became infected with A. phagocytophilum only after re-challenge on day 84
  4. All lambs were inoculated experimentally with A. phagocytophilu m infected blood on day 0