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Bovine tuberculosis Publications Database

Bovine tuberculosis Publications Database is an online system designed to list the new scientific publications related to diagnostic techniques (culture, extraction & identification, molecular characterisation and interferon gamma detection) for bovine tuberculosis.


Periodic searches will be carried out in scientific databases and an e-mail will be sent automatically to all NRLs/EC with the latest updates. A link to the publications will be available.

Last Publications

  • 01/04/2020
  • Hlokwe TM, Mogano RM. Utility of xpert® MTB/RIF ultra assay in the rapid diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in wildlife and livestock animals from South Africa. Prev Vet Med. 2020 Apr;177:104980. 2020.
  • 08/06/2018
  • McKinley TJ, Lipschutz-Powell D, Mitchell AP, Wood JLN, Conlan AJK. Risk factors and variations in detection of new bovine tuberculosis breakdowns via slaughterhouse surveillance in Great Britain. PLoS One. 13(6):e0198760. 2018.
  • 05/06/2018
  • Hansen RK, Nielsen LH, El Tholth M, Haesler B, Foddai A, Alban L. Comparison of Alternative Meat Inspection Regimes for Pigs From Non-Controlled Housing - Considering the Cost of Error. Front Vet Sci. 5:92. 2018.
  • 01/06/2018
  • Ghielmetti G, Friedel U, Scherrer S, Sarno E, Landolt P, Dietz O, Hilbe M, Zweifel C, Stephan R. Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria isolated from lymph nodes and faecal samples of healthy slaughtered cattle and the abattoir environment. Transbound Emerg Dis. 65(3):711-718. 2018.
  • 23/05/2018
  • Willeberg PW, McAloon CG, Houtsma E, Higgins I, Clegg TA, More SJ.The Herd-Level Sensitivity of Abattoir Surveillance for Bovine Tuberculosis: Simulating the Effects of Current and Potentially Modified Meat Inspection Procedures in Irish Cattle. Front Vet Sci. 5:82. 2018.
  • 30/03/2018
  • Azadi D, Motallebirad T, Ghaffari K, Shojaei H. Mycobacteriosis and Tuberculosis: Laboratory Diagnosis. Open Microbiol J. 12:41-58. 2018.
  • 24/05/2017
  • Bhembe NL, Jaja IF, Nwodo UU, Okoh AI, Green E. Prevalence of tuberculous lymphadenitis in slaughtered cattle in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Int J Infect Dis. 24;61:27-37. 2017.
  • 01/04/2017
  • Yates GF, Price-Carter M, Bland K, Joyce M, Khan F, Surrey M, de Lisle G. Comparison of the BBL mycobacteria growth indicator tube, the BACTEC 12B, and solid media for the isolation of Mycobacterium bovis. J Vet Diagn Invest. 29(4):508-5122017. 2017.
  • 01/08/2016
  • Thakur MK, Sinha DK, Singh BR. Evaluation of complementary diagnostic tools for bovine tuberculosis detection in dairy herds from India. Vet World. 9(8):862-8. 2016.
  • 07/03/2016
  • López V, Alberdi P, Mera IG, Barasona JA, Vicente J, Garrido JM, Torina A, Caracappa S, Lelli RC, Gortázar C, de la Fuente J. Evidence of co-infection with Mycobacterium bovis and tick-borne pathogens in a naturally infected sheep flock. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 7(2):384-389. 2016.
    Extraction & identification
  • 01/03/2020
  • Ji L, Jiang Y, Li G, Zhao X, Wan K. A real-time PCR assay based on a specific mutation of PstS1 gene for detection of M. bovis strains. Biologicals. 64:23-27. 2020.
  • 03/12/2019
  • Swift BMC, Meade N, Barron ES, Bennett M, Perehenic T, Hughes V, Stevenson K, Rees CED. The development and use of Actiphage® to detect viable mycobacteria from bovine tuberculosis and Johne´s disease-infected animals. Microb Biotechnol. 13(3):738-746. 2019.
  • 18/10/2019
  • Bacanelli G, Olarte LC, Silva MR, Rodrigues RA, Carneiro PAM, Kaneene JB, Pasquatti TN, Takatani H, Zumárraga MJ, Etges RN, Araújo FR, Verbisck NV. Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry identification of Mycobacterium bovis in Bovinae. J Vet Med Sci. 81(10):1400-1408. 2019.
  • 25/08/2019
  • Landolt P, Stephan R, Stevens MJA, Scherrer S. Three-reaction high-resolution melting assay for rapid differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members. Microbiologyopen. 8(12):e919. 2019.
  • 19/06/2019
  • Chikamatsu K, Aono A, Kawai A, Hata H, Iwamoto T, Igarashi Y, Takaki A, Yamada H, Mitarai S. Evaluation of Q Gene Mycobacteria: A novel and easy nucleic acid chromatography method for mycobacterial species identification. J Microbiol Methods. 163:105657. 2019.
  • 30/04/2019
  • Elsayed MSAE, Amer A. The rapid detection and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members from cattle and water buffaloes in the delta area of Egypt, using a combination of real-time and conventional PCR. Mol Biol Rep. 46:3909-3919. 2019.
  • 04/03/2019
  • Lorente-Leal V, Liandris E, Castellanos E, Bezos J, Domínguez L, de Juan L, Romero B. Validation of a Real-Time PCR for the Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Members in Bovine Tissue Samples. Front Vet Sci. 6:61. 2019.
  • 12/02/2019
  • Landolt P, Stephan R, Scherrer S. Development of a new High Resolution Melting (HRM) assay for identification and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex samples. Sci Rep. 9(1):1850. 2019.
  • 01/01/2019
  • Sweetline Anne N, Ronald BSM, Senthil Kumar TMA, Thangavelu A. Conventional and molecular determination of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis isolates in cattle. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 114:113-118. 2019.
  • 28/11/2018
  • Hermes R, Saragusty J, Moser I, Barth SA, Holtze S, Lecu A, Cracknell J, Williams D, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB. Differential detection of tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria by qPCR in lavage fluids of tuberculosis-suspicious white rhinoceros. PLoS One. 13(11):e0207365. 2018.
  • 24/06/2020
  • Byrne AW, Barrett D, Breslin P, Madden JM, O´Keeffe J, Ryan E. Post-mortem surveillance of bovine tuberculosis in Ireland: herd-level variation in the probability of herds disclosed with lesions at routine slaughter to have skin test reactors at follow-up test. Vet Res Commun. 1-6. 2020.
  • 15/06/2020
  • Balseiro A, Thomas J, Gortázar C, Risalde MA. Development and Challenges in Animal Tuberculosis Vaccination. Pathogens. 9(6):E472. 2020.
  • 09/06/2020
  • Blanco Vázquez C, Prieto M, Barral M, Juste RA, Lesellier S, Salguero FJ, Davé D, Martínez IZ, de Garnica García MG, Casais R, Balseiro A. Local Lung Immune Response to Mycobacterium bovis Challenge after BCG and M. bovis Heat-Inactivated Vaccination in European Badger (Meles meles). Pathogens 9(6):E456. 2020.
  • 27/05/2020
  • Fang L, Lin W, Jia H, Gao X, Sui X, Guo X, Hou S, Jiang Y, Zhu L, Zhu H, Ding J, Jiang L, Xin T. Potential Diagnostic Value of the Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Transcriptome From Cattle With Bovine Tuberculosis. Front Vet Sci. 7:295. 2020.
  • 01/05/2020
  • Krajewska-Wędzina M, Didkowska A, Sridhara AA, Elahi R, Johnathan-Lee A, Radulski Ł, Lipiec M, Anusz K, Lyashchenko KP, Miller MA, Waters WR. Transboundary tuberculosis: Importation of alpacas infected with Mycobacterium bovis from the United Kingdom to Poland and potential for serodiagnostic assays in detecting tuberculin skin test false-negative animals. Transbound Emerg Dis. 67(3):1306-1314. 2020.
  • 28/04/2020
  • Jang YH, Kim TW, Jeong MK, Seo YJ, Ryoo S, Park CH, Kang SS, Lee YJ, Yoon SS, Kim JM. Introduction and Application of the Interferon-γ Assay in the National Bovine Tuberculosis Control Program in South Korea. Front Vet Sci. 7:222. 2020.
  • 17/04/2020
  • Varela-Castro L, Alvarez V, Sevilla IA, Barral M. Risk factors associated to a high Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex seroprevalence in wild boar (Sus scrofa) from a low bovine tuberculosis prevalence area. PLoS One. 15(4):e0231559. 2020.
  • 01/04/2020
  • Lyashchenko KP, Sridhara AA, Johnathan-Lee A, Sikar-Gang A, Lambotte P, Esfandiari J, Bernitz N, Kerr TJ, Miller MA, Waters WR. Differential antigen recognition by serum antibodies from three bovid hosts of Mycobacterium bovis infection. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 69:101424. 2020.
  • 25/03/2020
  • Kelley HV, Waibel SM, Sidiki S, Tomatis-Souverbielle C, Scordo JM, Hunt WG, Barr N, Smith R, Silwani SN, Averill JJ, Baer S, Hengesbach J, Yildiz VO, Pan X, Gebreyes WA, Balada-Llasat JM, Wang SH, Torrelles JB. Accuracy of Two Point-of-Care Tests for Rapid Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis at Animal Level using Non-Invasive Specimens. Sci Rep. 10(1):5441. 2020.
  • 03/03/2020
  • Courcier EA, Pascual-Linaza AV, Arnold ME, McCormick CM, Corbett DM, O´Hagan MJH, Collins SF, Trimble NA, McGeown CF, McHugh GE, McBride KR, McNair J, Thompson S, Patterson IAP, Menzies FD. Evaluating the application of the dual path platform VetTB test for badgers (Meles meles) in the test and vaccinate or remove (TVR) wildlife research intervention project in Northern Ireland. Res Vet Sci. 130:170-178. 2020.
    Molecular characterisation
  • 30/07/2020
  • Tuzcu N, KÖksal F. Genetic evaluation of Mycobacterium bovis isolates with MIRU-VNTR and Spoligotyping. Turk J Med Sci. 2020.
  • 18/06/2020
  • Crispell J, Cassidy S, Kenny K, McGrath G, Warde S, Cameron H, Rossi G, MacWhite T, White PCL, Lycett S, Kao RR, Moriarty J, Gordon SV. Mycobacterium bovis genomics reveals transmission of infection between cattle and deer in Ireland. Microb Genom. 2020.
  • 01/06/2020
  • Figueiredo Rocha VC, de Souza-Filho AF, Ikuta CY, Hildebrand E Grisi Filho JH, de Azevedo Issa M, Coelho Mota PMP, de Juan Ferré L, Rodríguez LD, Martínez BR, Heinemann MB, Ferreira Neto JS.High discrimination of Mycobacterium bovis isolates in Brazilian herds by spoligotyping. Prev Vet Med. 179:104976. 2020.
  • 07/05/2020
  • Zimpel CK, Patané JSL, Guedes ACP, de Souza RF, Silva-Pereira TT, Camargo NCS, de Souza Filho AF, Ikuta CY, Neto JSF, Setubal JC, Heinemann MB, Guimaraes AMS. Global Distribution and Evolution of Mycobacterium bovis Lineages. Front Microbiol. 11:843. 2020.
  • 03/05/2020
  • Guimaraes AMS, Zimpel CK. Mycobacterium bovis: From Genotyping to Genome Sequencing. Microorganisms. 8(5):667. 2020.
  • 01/05/2020
  • Ejo M, Hassane-Harouna S, Souleymane MB, Lempens P, Dockx J, Uwizeye C, De Rijk P, Decroo T, Diro E, Torrea G, Rigouts L, Piubello A, de Jong BC. Multidrug-resistant patients receiving treatment in Niger who are infected with M. tuberculosis Cameroon family convert faster in smear and culture than those with M. tuberculosis Ghana family. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 122:101922. 2020.
  • 06/04/2020
  • Magnani R, Cavalca M, Pierantoni M, Luppi A, Cantoni AM, Prosperi A, Pacciarini M, Zanoni M, Tamba M, Santi A, Bonardi S. Infection by Mycobacterium caprae in three cattle herds in Emilia-Romagna Region, Northern Italy. Ital J Food Saf. 9(1):8467. 2020.
  • 02/03/2020
  • Inlamea OF, Soares P, Ikuta CY, Heinemann MB, Achá SJ, Machado A, Ferreira Neto JS, Correia-Neves M, Rito T. Evolutionary analysis of Mycobacterium bovis genotypes across Africa suggests co-evolution with livestock and humans. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 14(3):e0008081. 2020.
  • 11/02/2020
  • Valcheva V, Savova-Lalkovska T, Vyazovaya A, Dimitrova A, Bonovska M, Najdenski H. First insight into phylogeography of Mycobacterium bovis and M. caprae from cattle in Bulgaria. Infect Genet Evol. 81:104240. 2020.
  • 04/02/2020
  • Conceição MLD, Conceição EC, Furlaneto IP, Silva SPD, Guimarães AEDS, Gomes P, Boschiroli ML Michelet L, Kohl TA, Kranzer K, Francez LDC, Lima LNGC, Portugal I, Perdigão J, Lima KVB. Phylogenomic Perspective on a Unique Mycobacterium bovis Clade Dominating Bovine Tuberculosis Infections among Cattle and Buffalos in Northern Brazil. Sci Rep. 10(1):1747. 2020.
  • 20/06/2020
  • Ciambrone L, Gioffrè A, Musarella R, Samele P, Visaggio D, Pirolo M, Clausi MT, Di Natale R, Gherardi M, Spatari G, Visca P, Casalinuovo F. Presence of Mycobacterium bovis in slaughterhouses and risks for workers. Prev Vet Med. 181:105072. 2020.
  • 07/06/2020
  • Elsohaby I, Mahmmod YS, Mweu MM, Ahmed HA, El-Diasty MM, Elgedawy AA, Mahrous E, El Hofy FI. Accuracy of PCR, mycobacterial culture and interferon-γ assays for detection of Mycobacterium bovis in blood and milk samples from Egyptian dairy cows using Bayesian modelling. Prev Vet Med. 181:105054. 2020.
  • 01/06/2020
  • Duffy SC, Srinivasan S, Schilling MA, Stuber T, Danchuk SN, Michael JS, Venkatesan M, Bansal N, Maan S, Jindal N, Chaudhary D, Dandapat P, Katani R, Chothe S, Veerasami M, Robbe-Austerman S, Juleff N, Kapur V, Behr MA. Reconsidering Mycobacterium bovis as a proxy for zoonotic tuberculosis: a molecular epidemiological surveillance study. Lancet Microbe 1(2):e66-e73. 2020.
  • 01/06/2020
  • Martin SW, O´Keeffe J, Byrne AW, Rosen LE, White PW, McGrath G. Is moving from targeted culling to BCG-vaccination of badgers (Meles meles) associated with an unacceptable increased incidence of cattle herd tuberculosis in the Republic of Ireland? A practical non-inferiority wildlife intervention study in the Republic of Ireland (2011-2017). Prev Vet Med. 179:105004. 2020.
  • 01/06/2020
  • Quadri NS, Brihn A, Shah JA, Kirsch JD. Bovine Tuberculosis: A Re-emerging Zoonotic Infection. J Agromedicine. 1-6. 2020.
  • 29/05/2020
  • Martínez-Guijosa J, Romero B, Infantes-Lorenzo JA, Díez E, Boadella M, Balseiro A, Veiga M, Navarro D, Moreno I, Ferreres J, Domínguez M, Fernández C, Domínguez L, Gortázar C. Environmental DNA: A promising factor for tuberculosis risk assessment in multi-host settings. PLoS One. 15(5):e0233837. 2020.
  • 28/05/2020
  • Santos N, Richomme C, Nunes T, Vicente J, Alves PC, de la Fuente J, Correia-Neves M, Boschiroli ML, Delahay R, Gortázar C. Quantification of the Animal Tuberculosis Multi-Host Community Offers Insights for Control. Pathogens. 9(6):E421. 2020.
  • 01/05/2020
  • Refaya AK, Bhargavi G, Mathew NC, Rajendran A, Krishnamoorthy R, Swaminathan S, Palaniyandi K. A review on bovine tuberculosis in India. Tuberculosis (Edinb) 122:101923. 2020.
  • 01/05/2020
  • Swift BMC, Meade N, Barron ES, Bennett M, Perehenic T, Hughes V, Stevenson K, Rees CED. The development and use of Actiphage(®) to detect viable mycobacteria from bovine tuberculosis and Johne´s disease-infected animals. Microb Biotechnol. 13(3):738-746. 2020.
  • 22/04/2020
  • Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Delahay RJ, Silk MJ, McDonald RA. Effects of trading networks on the risk of bovine tuberculosis incidents on cattle farms in Great Britain. R Soc Open Sci. 7(4):191806. 2020.