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Table 1 Environmental screening results of dairy and beef herds using culture and direct PCR assays

From: A pilot study using environmental screening to determine the prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Irish cattle herds

ProvinceHerd Type Dairy / BeefNumber of positive herds by Culture / PCR
DairyaBeefb
Munster37/292/60/3
Leinster18/120/00/1
Connacht9/150/10/1
Ulster14/192/30/0
Totalc78/754/100/5
  1. aThree herds were recorded negative on both culture and PCR
  2. bOne herd was recorded positive on both culture and PCR
  3. cAdditional four herds were screened with unknown geographical location