field application of immunoassays for the detection of mycobacterium bovis infection in the african buffalo (syncerus caffer).the african buffalo (syncerus caffer) is considered the most important maintenance host of bovine tuberculosis (btb) in wildlife in southern africa. the diagnosis of mycobacterium bovis infection in this species mostly relies on the single intradermal comparative tuberculin test (sictt). as an alternative, the bovigam® 1g, an interferon-gamma (ifn-γ) release assay, is frequently used. the test performance of cell-mediated immunity (cmi-) and humoral immunity (hi-) based assays for the detection ...201626827841
wildlife on the move: a hidden tuberculosis threat to conservation areas and game farms through introduction of untested south africa, african buffaloes ( syncerus caffer ) are one of the wildlife maintenance hosts for bovine tuberculosis (btb) and play a key role in the spread of the disease to other wildlife species and potentially back to cattle. we report a trace-back investigation following the diagnosis of btb in a previously btb-free provincial game reserve, founded in the early 1990s in the north west province of south africa (sa). using the intradermal tuberculin and interferon gamma tests, we detected ...201627537933
molecular characterisation of mycobacterium bovis isolated from african buffaloes (syncerus caffer) in hluhluwe-imfolozi park in kwazulu-natal, south africa.bovine tuberculosis (btb), a chronic disease of mammals caused by mycobacterium bovis, is a threat to south african wildlife. it has been reported that african buffaloes (syncerus caffer) are reservoir hosts of btb in south african wildlife populations. this study reports on the molecular identification and typing of 31 m. bovis isolates collected between 1993 and 2008, mainly from buffaloes but also from two lions and a bush pig, in the hluhluwe-imfolozi park (hip) in kwazulu-natal. to study th ...201123327208
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