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Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis infection, causes morbidity and mortality in free-ranging lions in bTB-endemic areas of South Africa. However, the only currently used diagnostic test is the tuberculin skin test (TST). This test is logistically challenging to perform because ...

Author(s)
Miller, M. A.; Buss, P.; Sylvester, T. T.; Lyashchenko, K. P.; Klerk-Lorist, L. M. de; Bengis, R.; Hofmeyr, M.; Hofmeyr, J.; Mathebula, N.; Hausler, G.; Helden, P. van; Stout, E.; Parsons, S. D. C.; Olea-Popelka, F.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2019, 50, 1, pp 7-15
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), has been reported in many species including suids. Wild boar are important maintenance hosts of the infection with other suids, that is domestic and feral pigs, being important spillover hosts in the Eurasian ecosystem and in...

Author(s)
Roos, E. O.; Olea-Popelka, F.; Buss, P.; Klerk-Lorist, L. M. de; Cooper, D.; Helden, P. D. van; Parsons, S. D. C.; Miller, M. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2018, 65, 5, pp 1182-1189
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (BTB), is endemic in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa. African lions (Panthera leo) are susceptible to BTB, but the impact of the disease on lion populations is unknown. In this study, we used a novel gene expression assay...

Author(s)
Sylvester, T. T.; Martin, L. E. R.; Buss, P.; Loxton, A. G.; Hausler, G. A.; Rossouw, L.; Helden, P. van; Parsons, S. D. C.; Olea-Popelka, F.; Miller, M. A.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2017, 53, 2, pp 372-376
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has become established in Kruger National Park, South Africa, in the cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) population and in other species. TB in prey species has resulted in infection and morbidity in the resident lion (Panthera leo) prides. The...

Author(s)
Miller, M.; Joubert, J.; Mathebula, N.; Klerk-Lorist, L. M. de; Lyashchenko, K. P.; Bengis, R.; Helden, P. van; Hofmeyr, M.; Olea-Popelka, F.; Greenwald, R.; Esfandiari, J.; Buss, P.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2012, 43, 2, pp 317-323

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