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Table 2 Data on seropositive cattle and corresponding ELISA and Western Blot findings

From: Besnoitia besnoiti among cattle in insular and northwestern Italy: endemic infection or isolated outbreaks?

Farm Region Geographic coordinates Altitude (m) Cattle n° Breed Gender Age (months) Production Origin* Time in the farm (months) ELISA (RICP)§ WB
A Lombardy 45°8’51”36 N; 09°51’20”16 E 41 1 Limousine Female 159 beef I 135 130.8 +
2 Limousine Female 157 beef I 137 98.7 +
3 Limousine Female 157 beef I 137 191.9 +
4 Limousine Female 95 beef BF 95 80.6 +
5 Limousine Female 126 beef BI 118 55.5 +
B Lombardy 45° 6’22.93”N; 9°17’1.10”E 62 6 crossbreed Female 20 beef BF 20 73.2 +
7 Limousine Female 17 beef BI 16 68.5 +
C Lombardy 45°14’55.77”N; 9°37’22.10”E 64 8 Holstein Friesian Female 38 dairy BF 38 50.2 +
D Lombardy 45°11’15.10”N; 9°44’8.93”E 59 9 Holstein Friesian Female 98 dairy BF 98 60.4 +
E Lombardy 45°6’51.96”N; 8°51’54.82”E 89 10 Crossbreed Female 14 beef BF 14 202.8 +
  1. *I = Imported; BF = Born in the farm; BI = Born in another Italian farm.
  2. § = cut-off > 9.7.