n Stockfarm - The Animal Diseases Act : what farmers should know

Volume 9 Number 12
  • ISSN : 2221-7304


Tuberculosis (TB) as defined in the Animal Diseases Regulations includes Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Humans and all animals – except fish, amphibians and reptiles – are susceptible. TB is a chronic disease that typically causes emaciation, coughing and enlarged lymph nodes in the advanced stage. However, there are many other possible symptoms. This article deals with the general control measures relating to cattle (specific measures relating to other species are not included).

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