Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Tuberculosis (Farmer Factsheet)

Contributor(s): XLVets, Vetstream Ltd , Wendela Wapenaar

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  •  Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle.
  • It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis.
Image provided by Andrew Grist
Image shows TB lesions in a bovine lung.

Symptoms

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Relevance to human health

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Spread of disease

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Controlling disease in the national herd

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Testing

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Skin test

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Gamma interferon test

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Post mortem examination

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Culture

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Protect your farm

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