Abortion Diagnosis

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Foetus / Sheep
Foetus / Schaf

Targeted and comprehensive diagnostic procedures can be used to understand the various causes of the circumstances surrounding spontaneous abortion and help us take appropriate measures.
Because of aetiology, a distinction is made between abortions with infectious and non-infectious causes. The timing (early or late miscarriage) may provide an indication of the cause.

Abortions or miscarriages of non-infectious nature may be caused by intoxication, hormone disorders, trauma, stress or deformities etc.

Abortions or miscarriages with infectious causes (septic abortions) are due to various viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungal infections. Septic abortions in particular mostly occur in large numbers in livestock groups and may also represent a zoonotic risk. Consequently, statutory provisions must also be observed given the occurrence of spontaneous abortions.

Literatur:

    Zur Diagnostik infektiös bedingter Aborte beim Rind (1.45 M)
    Erstpublikation VETJournal, Ausgabe 4/2016
    download file  | open PDF

Diagnostics

Diagnostics

Indirect detection of pathogens

  • In blood samples antibodies may be detected, which indicate an infection

Direct detection of pathogens

  • From fetuses or organ material
  • Parts of the placenta (placenta samples)
  • Genital swabs or rinse samples (washings)

Submission

Submission

  • Via Medlog
  • Via TKV in Regau 
  • Personal delivery
  • Compliance with the transport regulations for infectious specimens

Sample type

Sample type

Sample materials

  • Fetuses
  • Placenta (parts thereof)
  • Blood samples

The condition of the sample has a significant bearing on the quality of the diagnosis!

Range of examinations and tests

Range of examinations and tests

As part of the range of examination and testing packages offered by AGES, all major infectious causes of fertility disorders in cattle, sheep and goats can be determined diagnostically.

Viral pathogens causing abortion

  • BHV-1, BVDV, BDV, SBV, BTV

Bacterial pathogens causing abortion

  • Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis
  • Brucella spp.
  • Mycoplasma spp.
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Chlamydia
  • Leptospires
  • Coxiella burnetii...

Parasitic pathogens causing abortion

  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Neospora caninum
  • Trichomonads

Histology
Further investigations on request

  • Testing of feedstuff for mycotoxins or contaminants
  • Animal drinking water testing

Laboratory

Laboratory

AGES Institute for Veterinary Disease Control

Mödling
Robert Koch-Gasse 17, 2340 Mödling
Tel.: +43 50 555-38112
Email: vetmed.moedling@ages.at

Linz
Wieningerstraße 8, 4020 Linz
Tel.: +43 50 555-45111
Email: vetmed.linz@ages.at

Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 70, 6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 50 555-71111
Email: vetmed.innsbruck@ages.at

IMED Graz, Abteilung für
Veterinärmikrobiologie

Puchstraße 11, 8020 Graz
Tel: +43 50 555-62110
Email: vetmed.graz@ages.at


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