Field evaluation of the efficacy of Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin against bovine tuberculosis in neonatal calves in Ethiopia.

@article{Ameni2010FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of the efficacy of Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin against bovine tuberculosis in neonatal calves in Ethiopia.},
  author={G Ameni and Martin Vordermeier and Abraham Aseffa and Douglas Brownlie Young and R. Glyn Hewinson},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1533-8}
}
In developing countries, the conventional test and slaughter strategy for the control of bovine tuberculosis is prohibitively expensive, and alternative control methods such as vaccination are urgently required. In this study, the efficacy of Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) for protection against bovine tuberculosis (bTB) was evaluated in Holstein calves under field conditions in Ethiopia. Thirteen neonatally vaccinated and 14 control calves were exposed for 10 to 23 months… CONTINUE READING
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