Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus licheniformis

Species: Bovine, ovine

Specimen: Fetal stomach contents

Container: Sterile container

Collection protocol: Aspiration of fetal stomach contents into sterile container

Special handling/shipping requirements: Samples be transported and stored chilled. Do not freeze samples.

General information about the disease: Can cause abortion and mastitis in sheep and cattle.

Comparison with other related tests: PCR provides a more rapid and specific method for identification than culture.