Journal of Hygiene

Research Article

Salmonella dublin abortion in cattle: I. Observations on the serum agglutination test

M. Hintona1 p1

a1 Veterinary Investigation Centre, Carmarthen, S. Wales


The somatic and flagellar serum agglutinin titre were determined in paired samples obtained from seventy-seven cases of bovine abortion associated with Salmonella dublin infection. The cases could be divided into four serological groups with an active infection being demonstrated in most cases. The serum agglutination test was shown to be a relatively specific diagnostic test but was of more limited value in the retrospective identification of convalescent cases.

(Received December 11 1972)


p1 Present Address: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge, Surrey, KT15 3NB.