Changes to bovine neonatal diarrhea studies

This year, the laboratory is changing the methodology used to detect bovine neonatal diarrhea agents. Instead of electron microscopy and microscope evaluation of acid-fast stained smears, PCR will be used for detection of bovine coronavirus, bovine rotavirus, and Cryptosporidium spp. The new method will allow quicker turn-around time and much greater sensitivity. There will be no changes to scour screening for other species.

Neonatal diarrhea study