Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 11th, 2000
"Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis is a worldwide threat to livestock and humans. One control strategy is to breed livestock that are more resistant to M. bovis," explained C.G. Mackintosh and colleagues from the AgResearch, Invermay Agricultural Center in Mosgiel, New Zealand.
The researchers selected six farmed red deer stags from a group of 39. The stags were chosen based on their responses to a challenge of 500 CFU of M. bovis via the tonsillar sac. Researchers...
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