JCVI: Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Are the Major Causes of tuberculosis like Lesions in Cattle Slaughtered at Bahir Dar Abattoir, Northwestern Ethiopia.
 
 
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Nuru A, Zewude A, Mohammed T, Wondale B, Teshome L, Getahun M, Mamo G, Medhin G, Pieper R, Ameni G

Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Are the Major Causes of tuberculosis like Lesions in Cattle Slaughtered at Bahir Dar Abattoir, Northwestern Ethiopia.

BMC Veterinary Research. 2017 Aug 15; 13. : 237.

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Abstract

The main cause of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is believed to be Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). Nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) are neglected but opportunistic pathogens and obstacles for bTB diagnosis. This study aimed to isolate and characterize the mycobacteria organisms involved in causing TB-like lesions in cattle in northwestern Ethiopia.