Bovine tuberculosis

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A section through tubercular lesions in the mesenteric lymph nodes

A section through tubercular lesions in the mesenteric lymph nodes

Term: 2013
Published: February 15, 2013
Revised: March 18, 2013

Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic, debilitating disease primarily of livestock, which causes production losses and constitutes a zoonotic risk to humans. Economic losses are due to condemnation of carcasses at abattoirs as well as national and international trade barriers for infected cattle. The aetiological agent, Mycobacterium bovis, is closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of human tuberculosis. 

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Prof Anita Michel

Prof Anita Michel

  • DVM (Germany) Dr. med.vet (Germany) PhD (The Netherlands)
  • Professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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