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Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle generally caused by Mycobacterium bovis, a bacterium that can elicit disease humans. Since the 1950s, the objective of the national bTB eradication program in Republic of Ireland was the biological extinction of bTB; that purpose has yet...

Author(s)
Ring, S. C.; Purfield, D. C.; Good, M.; Breslin, P.; Ryan, E.; Blom, A.; Evans, R. D.; Doherty, M. L.; Bradley, D. G.; Berry, D. P.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 2, pp e0212067
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, remains a persistent problem for cattle industries in endemic countries. The frequency, quality, and performance of tests, and the presence of wildlife reservoirs, have been identified as impediments to eradication. Recently, exposure to...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; McBride, S.; Graham, J.; Lahuerta-Marin, A.; McNair, J.; Skuce, R. A.; McDowell, S. W.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2019, 66, 2, pp 785-796
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Co-infection of tuberculosis (TB) and helminths is recognized as a significant problem in regions where such pathogens are endemic and chronic cases exist. Co-infection can modulate the immune system leading to interference with diagnostic tests, increased pathological impacts and pathogen...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Graham, J.; McConville, J.; Milne, G.; Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M.; McDowell, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2019, 66, 4, pp 1727-1736
Abstract

Host resistance and infectivity are genetic traits affecting infectious disease transmission. This Perspective discusses the potential exploitation of genetic variation in cattle infectivity, in addition to resistance, to reduce the risk, and prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB). In bTB,...

Author(s)
Tsairidou, S.; Allen, A.; Banos, G.; Coffey, M.; Anacleto, O.; Byrne, A. W.; Skuce, R. A.; Glass, E. J.; Woolliams, J. A.; Doeschl-Wilson, A. B.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, December, pp 310
Abstract

Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle is a global health problem and eradication of the disease requires accurate estimates of diagnostic test performance to optimize their efficiency. The objective of this study was, through statistical meta-analyses, to obtain estimates of sensitivity (Se) and...

Author(s)
Nuñez-Garcia, J.; Downs, S. H.; Parry, J. E.; Abernethy, D. A.; Broughan, J. M.; Cameron, A. R.; Cook, A. J.; Rua-Domenech, R. de la; Goodchild, A. V.; Gunn, J.; More, S. J.; Rhodes, S.; Rolfe, S.; Sharp, M.; Upton, P. A.; Vordermeier, H. M.; Watson, E.; Welsh, M.; Whelan, A. O.; Woolliams, J. A.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Greiner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 153, pp 94-107
Abstract

In Spain, the national bovine tuberculosis (bTB) eradication program is based on yearly skin testing of every ≥6 weeks old animal using the single or comparative tuberculin test and parallel use of the interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) assay as an ancillary diagnostic test in infected herds. There are...

Author(s)
Cruz, M. L. de la; Branscum, A. J.; Nacar, J.; Pages, E.; Pozo, P.; Perez, A.; Grau, A.; Saez, J. L.; Juan, L. de; Diaz, R.; Minguez, O.; Alvarez, J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, September, pp 229
Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the performance of real-time PCR (qPCR), ELISA IDEXXTM, and bacterial isolation as post-mortem diagnostic tests in animals with lesions compatible with bovine tuberculosis detected by Brazilian Federal Inspection Service as part of the bovine tuberculosis active...

Author(s)
Soares Filho, P. M.; Ramalho, A. K.; Silva, A. de M.; Hodon, M. A.; Issa, M. de A.; Fonseca Júnior, A. A.; Mota, P. M. P. C.; Silva, C. H. O.; Reis, J. K. P. dos; Leite, R. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2019, 125, pp 14-23
Abstract

Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne's disease (JD), a chronic intestinal inflammatory disease of cattle and other ruminants. JD has a high herd prevalence and causes serious animal health problems and significant economic loss in domesticated ruminants...

Author(s)
Li LingLing; Bannantine, J. P.; Campo, J. J.; Randall, A.; Grohn, Y. T.; Katani, R.; Schilling, M.; Radzio-Basu, J.; Kapur, V.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 9, pp e0184373
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a common disease in cattle and wildlife, with health, zoonotic and economic implications. Infected wild animals, and particularly reservoirs, could hinder eradication of bTB from cattle populations, which could have an important impact on international cattle trade....

Author(s)
Rivière, J.; Strat, Y. le; Hendrikx, P.; Dufour, B.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 8, pp e0183126
Abstract

The Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the main wild reservoir of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Mediterranean woodlands and a key risk factor for cattle tuberculosis (TB) breakdowns. Wild boar vaccination therefore has the potential to be a valuable tool for TB control. We tested two...

Author(s)
Díez-Delgado, I.; Sevilla, I. A.; Romero, B.; Tanner, E.; Barasona, J. A.; White, A. R.; Lurz, P. W. W.; Boots, M.; Fuente, J. de la; Dominguez, L.; Vicente, J.; Garrido, J. M.; Juste, R. A.; Aranaz, A.; Gortazar, C.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 155, pp 11-20

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