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Evidence of effective scrapie transmission via colostrum and milk in sheep

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, May 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
Evidence of effective scrapie transmission via colostrum and milk in sheep
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-9-99
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Authors

Timm Konold, S Jo Moore, Susan J Bellworthy, Linda A Terry, Leigh Thorne, Andrew Ramsay, F Javier Salguero, Marion M Simmons, Hugh A Simmons

Abstract

Evidence for scrapie transmission from VRQ/VRQ ewes to lambs via milk was first reported in 2008 but in that study there were concerns that lateral transmission may have contributed to the high transmission rate observed since five control lambs housed with the milk recipients also became infected. This report provides further information obtained from two follow-up studies, one where milk recipients were housed separately after milk consumption to confirm the validity of the high scrapie transmission rate via milk and the second to assess any difference in infectivity from colostrum and subsequent milk. Protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA) was also used to detect prion protein in milk samples as a comparison with the infectivity data and extended to milk samples from ewes without a VRQ allele.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 19%
Researcher 9 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Other 3 6%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 10 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 17%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 10 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2014.
All research outputs
#5,516,191
of 22,709,015 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#367
of 3,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,712
of 193,543 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#2
of 47 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,709,015 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 75th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,037 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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