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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
  • 11/08/2020
  • Lopes BC, Dos Reis EM, de Bitencourt FBR, Loiko MR, Bezerra AVA, Bueno TS, Lape IT, Cerva C, Coppola MM, Rodrigues RO, Vargas JE, Bertagnolli AC, Mayer FQ. A molecular strategy to optimize bovine tuberculosis post-mortem diagnosis and the exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis variant bovis. Mol Biol Rep. 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 12/12/2020
  • Alonso N, Griffa N, Moyano RD, Mon ML, Colombatti Olivieri MA, Barandiaran S, Vivot MM, Fiorini G, Canal AM, Santangelo MP, Singh M, Romano MI. Development of a lateral flow immunochromatography test for the rapid detection of bovine tuberculosis. J Immunol Methods. 112941. 2020.
  • 30/08/2020
  • Barden M, Smith RF, Higgins HM. The interpretation of serial Johne´s disease milk antibody results is affected by test characteristics, pattern of test results and parallel bovine tuberculosis testing. Prev Vet Med. 105134. 2020.
  • 23/08/2020
  • Djafar ZR, Benazi N, Bounab S, Sayhi M, Diouani MF, Benia F. Distribution of seroprevalence and risk factors for bovine tuberculosis in east Algeria. Prev Vet Med. 183:105127. 2020.
  • 24/07/2020
  • Srinivasan S, Subramanian S, Balakrishnan SS, Selvaraju KR, Manomohan V, Selladurai S, Jothivelu M, Kandasamy S, Gopal DR, Kathaperumal K, Conlan AJK, Veerasami M, Bakker D, Vordermeier M, Kapur V. A Defined Antigen Skin Test That Enables Implementation of BCG Vaccination for Control of Bovine Tuberculosis: Proof of Concept. Front Vet Sci. 7:391. 2020.
  • 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.
    Molecular characterisation
  • 01/12/2020
  • Wahdan A, Riad EM, Enany S. Genetic differentiation of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from cattle and human sources in, Egypt (Suez Canal area). Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 73:101553. 2020.
  • 30/11/2020
  • Reis AC, Tenreiro R, Albuquerque T, Botelho A, Cunha MV. Long-term molecular surveillance provides clues on a cattle origin for Mycobacterium bovis in Portugal. Sci Rep. 10(1):20856. 2020.
  • 01/11/2020
  • Elsohaby I, Ahmed HA, El-Diasty MM, Elgedawy AA, Mahrous E, El Hofy FI. Serological and molecular evidence of Mycobacterium bovis in dairy cattle and dairy farm workers under the intensive dairy production system in Egypt. J Appl Microbiol. 129(5):1207-1219. 2020.
  • 16/09/2020
  • Schroeder P, Hopkins B, Jones J, Galloway T, Pike R, Rolfe S, Hewinson G. Temporal and spatial Mycobacterium bovis prevalence patterns as evidenced in the All Wales Badgers Found Dead (AWBFD) survey of infection 2014-2016. Sci Rep 10(1):15214. 2020.
  • 05/09/2020
  • Ciaravino G, Vidal E, Cortey M, Martín M, Sanz A, Mercader I, Perea C, Robbe-Austerman S, Allepuz A, Pérez de Val B. Phylogenetic relationships investigation of Mycobacterium caprae strains from sympatric wild boar and goats based on whole genome sequencing. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020.
  • 19/08/2020
  • Kohl TA, Kranzer K, Andres S, Wirth T, Niemann S, Moser I. Population structure of Mycobacterium bovis in Germany: A long-term study using Whole Genome Sequencing combined with conventional molecular typing methods. J Clin Microbiol. 01573-20. 2020.
  • 01/08/2020
  • Branger M, Loux V, Cochard T, Boschiroli ML, Biet F, Michelet L. The complete genome sequence of Mycobacterium bovis Mb3601, a SB0120 spoligotype strain representative of a new clonal group. Infect Genet Evol. 82:104309. 2020.
  • 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.
  • 18/12/2020
  • Pérez-Morote R, Pontones-Rosa C, Gortázar-Schmidt C, Muñoz-Cardona ÁI. Quantifying the Economic Impact of Bovine Tuberculosis on Livestock Farms in South-Western Spain. Animals (Basel). 10(12):2433. 2020.
  • 16/12/2020
  • Gutema FD, Agga GE, Makita K, Smith RL, Mourits M, Tufa TB, Leta S, Beyene TJ, Asefa Z, Urge B, Ameni G. Evaluation of the Control Options of Bovine Tuberculosis in Ethiopia Using a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Front Vet Sci. 7:586056. 2020.
  • 15/12/2020
  • Rossi G, Crispell J, Balaz D, Lycett SJ, Benton CH, Delahay RJ, Kao RR. Identifying likely transmissions in Mycobacterium bovis infected populations of cattle and badgers using the Kolmogorov Forward Equations. Sci Rep. 10(1):21980. 2020.
  • 10/12/2020
  • Arrieta-Villegas C, Vidal E, Martín M, Verdés J, Moll X, Espada Y, Singh M, Villarreal-Ramos B, Domingo M, Pérez de Val B. Immunogenicity and Protection against Mycobacterium caprae Challenge in Goats Vaccinated with BCG and Revaccinated after One Year. Vaccines (Basel). 8(4):751. 2020.
  • 01/12/2020
  • Kanipe C, Palmer MV. Mycobacterium bovis and you: A comprehensive look at the bacteria, its similarities to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and its relationship with human disease. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 125:102006. 2020.
  • 24/11/2020
  • Michelet L, de Cruz K, Tambosco J, Hénault S, Boschiroli ML. Mycobacterium microti Interferes with Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance. Microorganisms. 8(12):1850. 2020.
  • 10/11/2020
  • Islam SKS, Rumi TB, Kabir SML, van der Zanden AGM, Kapur V, Rahman AKMA, Ward MP, Bakker D, Ross AG, Rahim Z. Bovine tuberculosis prevalence and risk factors in selected districts of Bangladesh. PLoS One. 15(11):e0241717. 2020.
  • 10/11/2020
  • Infantes-Lorenzo JA, Romero B, Rodríguez-Bertos A, Roy A, Ortega J, de Juan L, Moreno I, Domínguez M, Domínguez L, Bezos J. Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium caprae in a camel (Camelus dromedarius). BMC Vet Res. 16(1):435. 2020.
  • 10/11/2020
  • Hernández-Jarguín AM, Martínez-Burnes J, Molina-Salinas GM, de la Cruz-Hernández NI, Palomares-Rangel JL, López Mayagoitia A, Barrios-García HB. Isolation and Histopathological Changes Associated with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in Lymph Nodes Condemned at a Bovine Slaughterhouse. Vet Sci. 7(4):172. 2020.
  • 22/10/2020
  • O´Halloran C, Tørnqvist-Johnsen C, Woods G, Mitchell J, Reed N, Burr P, Gascoyne-Binzi D, Wegg M, Beardall S, Hope J, Gunn-Moore D. Feline tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis infection of domestic UK cats associated with feeding a commercial raw food diet. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020.