Q fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii and is considered to be a zoonotic bacterial infection. The infection is usually subclinical but can cause anorexia and late abortion. Q Fever is found in most places worldwide. It is spread mostly through ectoparasites (Ex: Ticks) and at parturition by inhalation, ingestion, or direct contact with birth fluids or placenta. The organism is also shed in milk, urine, and feces.
UBRL Livestock Diagnostics Q Fever test uses an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detecting antibodies against Coxiella burnetii in blood samples from Goat, Sheep & Cattle.