Species: Bovine, ovine
Specimen: Stomach contents
Container: Sterile container
Collection protocol: Aspirate fetal stomach contents into sterile container.
Special handling/shipping requirements: Samples are to be transported and stored chilled. Do not freeze samples.
General information about the disease: Out breaks of abortion in sheep, occasional cause of abortion in cattle.
Comparison with other related tests: The organism although it can be cultured is fragile and the inability to isolate it does not necessarily rule it out, whereas qPCR can provide rapid detection and identification.