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22 December 2015 Application of Rapid Serologic Tests for Detection of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Free-Ranging Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus)—Implications for Antemortem Disease Screening
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Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) have been implicated as potential maintenance hosts of Mycobacterium bovis. Our preliminary investigation of bovine tuberculosis in three warthogs describes pathologic findings and associated positive serologic results in two infected animals. This demonstrates the potential use of serodiagnostic tests for M. bovis infection in this species.

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Michele Miller, Peter Buss, Lin-Mari de Klerk-Lorist, Jennifer Hofmeyr, Guy Hausler, Konstantin Lyashchenko, Emily P. Lane, Louise Botha, Sven Parsons, and Paul van Helden "Application of Rapid Serologic Tests for Detection of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Free-Ranging Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus)—Implications for Antemortem Disease Screening," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(1), 180-182, (22 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-07-186
Received: 17 July 2015; Accepted: 1 July 2015; Published: 22 December 2015
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