Cattle-to-cattle transmission of bovine tuberculosis.

@article{Menzies2000CattletocattleTO,
  title={Cattle-to-cattle transmission of bovine tuberculosis.},
  author={Fraser D Menzies and S. D. Neill},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={
          92-106
        }
}
In developed countries, Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle is now mostly confined to the respiratory system, which reflects transmission and establishment of infection mainly by this route. A single bacillus transported within a droplet nucleus is probably sufficient to establish infection within the bovine lung. Infected cattle should always be considered as potential sources of infection, since studies have demonstrated that a significant proportion of tuberculous cattle excrete M. bovis… CONTINUE READING
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