Diagnosis Methods in Horses with Potomac Horse Fever

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Abernathy, Natalie
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Schafer, Gerald
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2023-04-28
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Diagnosis Methods in Horses with Potomac Horse Fever
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Objective. To review current literature on the most effective method of diagnosing Potomac horse fever. Methods. Literature was gathered from PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, and assessed for effectiveness of diagnostic methods of Potomac horse fever. Results. The majority of articles indicated that using PCR as a means of detecting Potomac horse fever was most effective. Use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was also indicated in some articles as being an effective method. Conclusion. The use of PCR as a means of diagnosing Potomac horse fever was found to have the least amount of false positive and false negative results when compared to IFA and ELISA diagnostic tests. PCR is the most commonly used diagnostic method for detecting Potomac horse fever.
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Health Sciences