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Table 3 Number (%) of test-positive animals in the study area during 2014–16, by type of disclosing test and year of test. Herds within the study area were determined based on the District Electoral Division of the herd number

From: The bovine tuberculosis cluster in north County Sligo during 2014–16

Type of disclosing test Year of test Total
2014 2015 2016
SICTTa
 Severe inconclusive 4 1 2 7 (1.8)
 Standard inconclusive 22 7 5 34 (8.8)
 Standard reactor 146 27 42 215 (55.5)
Interferon (IFN)-γ test
 Diagnostic 107 7 0 114 (29.5)
 Quality controlb 7 1 0 8 (2.1)
Lesion found at slaughter 4 3 2 9 (2.3)
Total 290 46 51 387
  1. aSingle intradermal comparative tuberculin test
  2. bFor these 8 animals, IFN-γ was conducted in the context of diagnosis (all animals were negative to the SICTT), but was incorrectly conducted within 24 h (rather than within 8 h) of sample collection