The isolation of an atypical Mycobacterium from three wood pigeons with tuberculosis-like lesions.

  • Keith Jahans
  • Published 1978 in Research in veterinary science


Cultural and biological tests were carried out on the livers and spleens of three wood pigeons. Acid-fast organisms were observed in histological sections and smears taken from tuberculosis-like lesions in the organs. Biological tests revealed that all the isolates sensitised the guinea pig to avian tuberculin. One was pathogenic for chickens while the… (More)


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