TABLEĀ 3:

The detection of CODD-associated treponemes following treatment with different chemicals

TreatmentNPositive culture, N (%)Treponeme PCR positive, N (%)16S rRNA PCR positive, N (%)
Cold water1010 (100)10 (100)10 (100)
Hot water1010 (100)10 (100)10 (100)
Hand soap100 (0)1 (10)1 (10)
Ethanol100 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
FAM 30100 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Virkon100 (0)1 (10)1 (10)
  • Ten swabs were taken from gloves which were known to be positive for treponeme growth following treatment with the chemical. Treponeme growth in culture was determined by specific phylogroup PCR, and the swabs were also exposed to phylogroup-specific PCRs

  • CODD, contagious ovine digital dermatitis