Moderhinke - rapid diagnosis by PCR

Moderhink is characterized by inflammatory changes in the claw area and resulting support lameness. Moderhink is associated with considerable economic damage in sheep farming. Molecular biological methods (PCR) can be used to rapidly identify the primary causative agent of moderate limp, the Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus(D. nodosus). This method also allows the detection of subclinically infected animals, which is of great importance for population control.

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Examination material:

Plastic swab samples of the interclaw cleft (without medium) - Please note the sampling instructions in the info sheet! You can find this here under pathogen folder.

The examination application for Moderhinke can be found here.

Examination laboratory:

The examinations for Moderhinke are carried out by the Institute for Veterinary Medical Examinations Linz.

Last updated: 31.08.2023

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