Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus

Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus

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.