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a survey of mycobacteriosis of feral pigs in the northern territory.seven hundred and fifty-one feral pigs from the subcoastal plains of the northern territory were examined. the sample population consisted of 52.4% females and 47.6% males. they ranged in age from newborn piglets to mature animals of over 72 months. of the pigs examined 47.7% had macroscopic abscesses and of these 80.2% were probably caused by mycobacteria. tissues from 193 pigs were examined bacteriologically and 93 strains of mycobacteria were isolated. these were typed as m. bovis (37 strains ...19817041875
prevalence of mycobacterium bovis infection in feral pigs in the northern territory.the prevalence of mycobacterium bovis infection in populations of feral pigs from five areas in the northern territory was examined. in total 790 pigs were necropsied and positive cultures of m bovis were obtained from two pigs (0.25%) and a mycobacterial granuloma was found in one pig. the observed prevalence of m bovis infection in feral pigs is significantly less (chi 2 = 139.8, df = 1, p < 0.001) than the results of a comparable survey conducted during the early 1970s before the implementati ...19958825308
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