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IDEXX Brucellosis Milk X2 Ab Test

Bovine Brucellosis

The IDEXX Brucellosis Milk X2 Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against Brucella abortus in individual or pooled bovine milk of up to 250 cows. The test kit includes chemical reagents (wash, substrate, stop solutions) that can also be used with kits that test for other abortive diseases (Q fever, neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, Chlamydia).

* Availability / Distribution: Outside the U.S. 


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Test details


  • Milk samples (individual or pool up to 250)
  • Short and overnight protocols (bovine)

Part numbers and sizes

BAT1114T (10 plates/solid)

About Bovine Brucellosis

Brucellosis in cattle is a disease caused by Brucella abortus (B. abortus), a facultative, intracellular bacterium. The major mode of disease transmission is ingestion of B. abortus organisms that may be present in tissues of aborted foetuses, foetal membranes and uterine fluids. In addition, infection may occur as the result of cattle ingesting B. abortus-contaminated feed or water. Infection in cows has also occurred through venereal transmission of the organism by infected bulls.

Abortion is the outstanding clinical feature of the disease. If the carrier state develops in a majority of infected cows in a herd, the clinical manifestations may be reduced milk production, dead calves at term and a higher frequency of retained placentas. Disease in the bull may produce infections of the seminal vesicles and testicles, resulting in shedding of the organisms in semen.

Diagnosis is based on serological (serum/milk) and bacteriological procedures. While a positive bacteriological finding is the most definitive diagnosis, several weeks may be required to obtain final culture results. The success of disease eradication depends upon rapid and accurate identification.

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