Experimental studies on the serological relationships between Yersinia enterocolitica and Brucella abortus. Academic Article uri icon


  • Yersinia enterocolitica O9 was shown to provoke O, OH and H antibody response in calves. Brucella abortus failed to generate Yersinia H antibody response and generated Brucella O antibodies that cross-reacted with Yersinia O and OH antigens. The presence of Yersinia H agglutinins along with a higher titre of Yersinia OH antibody than Brucella O antibody is suggestive of subclinical infection with yersiniosis rather than brucellosis. Cross-absorption of sera from calves with established Yersinia infections indicated that absorption of sera with Brucella O antigens, although completely removing Brucella O antibodies, failed to remove completely Yersinia O, OH and H antibodies, and thus provides an additional method of distinguishing between the two infections.

published proceedings

  • Res Vet Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Mittal, K. R., & Tizard, I. R.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Mittal, KR||Tizard, IR

publication date

  • November 1979