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dc.contributor.authorRyan, EG
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, PJ
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, DJ
dc.contributor.authorFagan, J
dc.contributor.authorCostello, E
dc.contributor.authorMore, SJ
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:23:32Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:23:32Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-01
dc.identifier.citationRyan, EG; Dwyer, PJ; Connolly, DJ; Fagan, J; Costello, E; More, SJ (2008). Tuberculosis in alpaca (lama pacos) on a farm in ireland. 1. a clinical report. Irish Veterinary Journal 61 (8), 527-531
dc.identifier.issn2046-0481
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/13746
dc.description.abstractThis case report describes tuberculosis (TB) due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in alpaca (Lama pacos) on a farm in Ireland. Two severely debilitated alpaca were presented to the University Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin in November 2004. Bloods were taken, and haematology and biochemistry results were indicative of chronic infection. Radiological examination showed evidence of diffuse granulomatous pneumonia suggestive of tuberculosis. On necropsy there were granulomatous lesions present throughout many body organs including lung, liver, kidney, intestine as well on peritoneum and mesentery. Culture of acid-fast bacilli from lesions led to a diagnosis of tuberculosis due to M. bovis. The use of intradermal skin testing proved inefficient and unreliable for ante mortem diagnosis of tuberculosis in alpaca. Infection due to M. bovis should be considered among the differential diagnoses of debilitating diseases in alpaca, particularly those farmed in areas known to be traditional black spots for tuberculosis in cattle.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofIrish Veterinary Journal
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectalbumin
dc.subjectalpaca
dc.subjectbovine tuberculosis
dc.subjectclinical examination
dc.subjectdiagnosis
dc.subjectgranulomatous pneumonia
dc.subjectintradermal skin testing
dc.subjectlama pacos
dc.subjectlymphocyte proliferation assay
dc.subjectmycobacterium bovis
dc.subjectnecropsy
dc.subjectradiological examination
dc.subjectmycobacterium-bovis infection
dc.subjectcattle
dc.subjectllama
dc.subjectglama
dc.titleTuberculosis in alpaca (lama pacos) on a farm in ireland. 1. a clinical report
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/2046-0481-61-8-527
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