The polymerase chain reaction test is used to test blood and tissue samples for the mold Aspergillus fumigatus – one of the two main suspected causes of HBS. The other leading theory on the cause of HBS is the organism Clostridium perfringens type A.
The test was developed by
HBS, also known as jejunal hemorrhage syndrome or bloody gut, is a disease that affects the small intestine in cattle causing large blood clots to form. In most cases the result is death
You can learn more about HBS, including what the research tells us so far, and how to prevent it in the January issue of Dairy Herd Management. It will be available online January 3.
Article includes information from Kgw.com