Trace micro-nutrients may affect susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in cattle.

@article{Downs2008TraceMM,
  title={Trace micro-nutrients may affect susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in cattle.},
  author={Sara H. Downs and Patricia Durr and John O. Edwards and Richard S. Clifton-Hadley},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 3-4},
  pages={311-26}
}
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a continuing problem in British herds. Micro-nutrients are important for the maintenance of well-functioning immune system. The aim of this study was to determine whether the selenium, copper and vitamin B12 status of cattle was associated with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) infection. Between 2002 and 2005, 200 cattle (43% dairy, mean age 4.6 years), reactors according to the standard interpretation of the tuberculin test, and 200 in-contacts (41% dairy, mean age 4… CONTINUE READING