cattle husbandry in ethiopia is a predominant factor affecting the pathology of bovine tuberculosis and gamma interferon responses to mycobacterial antigens.bovine tuberculosis is a major economic problem and a potential public health risk. improved diagnostics like the gamma interferon (ifn-gamma) test with esat6 and/or cfp10 could contribute to the control program. we assessed ifn-gamma responses in zebu (ethiopian arsi breed) and holstein cattle kept indoors or in a pasture to tuberculin purified protein derivative (ppd) and an esat6-cfp10 protein cocktail. furthermore, the intensity and distribution of pathology of bovine tuberculosis were compa ...200616960115
prevalence of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis among patients attending seka health center, jimma, oromia region, ethiopia.tuberculosis (tb) a chronic infectious disease is caused in most cases by mycobacterium tuberculosis (mtb) which are acid fast, rod shaped bacilli. occasionally tb can also be caused by mycobacterium bovis (m. bovis) and mycobacterium africanum (m. africanum). tb is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the horn of africa with ethiopia carrying a heavy burden; it is the third most populous country in africa and numbers eight in the countries with highest tb burden in the world. i ...201021516967
epidemiology of infectious keratoconjunctivitis in cattle in south-east ethiopia.the aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of infectious keratoconjunctivitis on cross-breed dairy farms and to evaluate factors that influence its distribution. a total of 11 dairy farms and one cattle cross-breeding farm in different parts of arsi region, south-east ethiopia were clinically and bacteriologically investigated from february 1989 to december 1990. out of 5221 local zebu and cross-breed dairy animals, 110 were found to have different degrees of infectious bovine keratoco ...200010842466
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