Suspected transmission of Mycobacterium bovis between alpacas

Twomey, D. F.; Crawshaw, T. R.; Foster, A. P.; Higgins, R. J.; Smith, N. H.; Wilson, L.; McDean, K.; Adams, J. L.; de la Rua-Domenech, R.
July 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;7/25/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 4, p121
Academic Journal
The article discusses the first case of suspected transmission of Mycobacterium bovis in alpacas associated with animal movements to a breeding herd in Great Britain. It examines the adult female alpacas from a herd in Devon, England that visited a breeding herd in south-east England. It reveals the presentation of the animals with extensive caseous necrosis of the lungs as well as thoracic lymph nodes during postmortem examination.


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