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The prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis-infection and atypical mycobacterioses in cattle in and around Morogoro, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Durnez, L.
dc.contributor.author Sadiki, H.
dc.contributor.author Katakweba, A.
dc.contributor.author Machang'u, R. R.
dc.contributor.author Kazwala, R. R.
dc.contributor.author Leirs, H.
dc.contributor.author Portaels, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-18T15:54:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-18T15:54:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 0049-4747
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-009-9361-4
dc.identifier.other ITG-M1B
dc.identifier.other ITG-MLA
dc.identifier.other MICRO
dc.identifier.other U-MYCOB
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other UPD17
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/2852
dc.description.abstract A study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis-infection and atypical mycobacterioses in different cattle herd management systems in and around Morogoro, Tanzania. Between April and June 2005, a total of 728 bovines from 49 herds were tested for M. bovis-infection and atypical mycobacterioses. Milk samples were taken from tuberculin positive animals and analysed for the presence of mycobacteria. Total prevalences of 2.5% and 10.1% were found for M. bovis-infection and atypical mycobacterioses respectively, with more M. bovis-infection in cattle in the extensive management system and more atypical mycobacterioses in cattle in the intensive management system. From 8 out of 42 milk samples (19%) atypical mycobacteria were cultured. A higher prevalence of M. bovis-infection in the extensive sector could be due to several factors. In addition, such high prevalence puts herd owners and their families at risk for BTB. Therefore control of BTB, as well as education of cattle owners is important, especially in the extensive sector. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Mycobacterial diseases en
dc.subject Bovine tuberculosis en
dc.subject Mycobacterium bovis en
dc.subject Milk en
dc.subject Epidemiology en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Risk factors en
dc.subject Grazing practices en
dc.subject Livestock/wildlife interface en
dc.subject Reservoirs en
dc.subject Tanzania en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title The prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis-infection and atypical mycobacterioses in cattle in and around Morogoro, Tanzania en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 8 en
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Animal Health and Production en
dc.citation.volume 41 en
dc.citation.pages 1643-1659 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19437127
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Anim Health Prod en


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