Experimental tuberculosis in the European badger (Meles meles) after endobronchial inoculation with Mycobacterium bovis: II. Progression of infection.

@article{Corner2008ExperimentalTI,
  title={Experimental tuberculosis in the European badger (Meles meles) after endobronchial inoculation with Mycobacterium bovis: II. Progression of infection.},
  author={Leigh A. L. Corner and Eamon Costello and Sandrine Lesellier and Damien O'Meara and Eamonn P. Gormley},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={481-90}
}
The aim of the study was to describe, over a period of 24 weeks, the pathological and bacteriological changes in badgers experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis. The badgers were infected by endobronchial instillation of 2.5 x10(4) colony forming units (cfu) M. bovis. After infection, the badgers were examined at 3 weekly intervals when blood and tracheal aspirates were collected. At 6, 12, 18 and 24 weeks post-infection (pi) three animals were euthanized and a detailed pathological… CONTINUE READING

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