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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

  • 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.
  • 01/11/2015
  • Ramos DF, Silva PE, Dellagostin OA. Diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis: review of main techniques. Braz J Biol. 75(4):830-837. 2015.
    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. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 01/03/2020
  • Lyashchenko KP, Vordermeier HM, Waters WR. Memory B cells and tuberculosis. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 221:110016. 2020.
  • 01/02/2020
  • Griffa N, Moyano RD, Canal AM, Travería GE, Santangelo MP, Alonso N, Romano MI. Development and diagnostic validation of an ELISA based on an antigenic mixture for the detection of bovine tuberculosis. Vet J. 256:105426. 2020.
  • 05/12/2019
  • Raffo E, Steuer P, Tomckowiack C, Tejeda C, Collado B, Salgado M. More insights about the interfering effect of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection on Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) detection in dairy cattle. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2019.
  • 30/11/2019
  • Palmer MV, Thacker TC, Rabideau MM, Jones GJ, Kanipe C, Vordermeier HM, Ray Waters W. Biomarkers of cell-mediated immunity to bovine tuberculosis. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 220:109988. 2019.
  • 30/11/2019
  • May E, Prosser A, Downs SH, Brunton LA. Exploring the Risk Posed by Animals with an Inconclusive Reaction to the Bovine Tuberculosis Skin Test in England and Wales. Vet Sci. 6(4). 2019.
  • 28/11/2019
  • Chandran A, Williams K, Mendum T, Stewart G, Clark S, Zadi S, McLeod N, Williams A, Villarreal-Ramos B, Vordermeier M, Maroudam V, Prasad A, Bharti N, Banerjee R, Manjari Kasibhatla S, McFadden J. Development of a diagnostic compatible BCG vaccine against Bovine tuberculosis. Sci Rep.9(1):17791. 2019.
  • 22/10/2019
  • Zewude A, Mohammed T, Terfassa L, Hunt WG, Pan X, Balada-Llasat JM, Gebreyes W, Torrelles JB, Wang SH, Ameni G. Evaluation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis lipoarabinomannan antigen assay and rapid serology blood test for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia. BMC Vet Res. 15(1):359. 2019.
  • 25/09/2019
  • Picasso-Risso C, Grau A, Bakker D, Nacar J, Mínguez O, Perez A, Alvarez J. Association between results of diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis and Johne´s disease in cattle. Vet Rec. 2019.
    Molecular characterisation
  • 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.
  • 31/01/2020
  • Loiseau C, Menardo F, Aseffa A, Hailu E, Gumi B, Ameni G, Berg S, Rigouts L, Robbe-Austerman S, Zinsstag J, Gagneux S, Brites D. An African origin for Mycobacterium bovis. Evol Med Public Health. 2020(1):49-59. 2020.
  • 01/01/2020
  • Reis AC, Albuquerque T, Botelho A, Cunha MV. Polyclonal infection as a new scenario in Mycobacterium caprae epidemiology. Vet Microbiol. 240:108533. 2020.
  • 17/12/2019
  • Crispell J, Benton CH, Balaz D, De Maio N, Ahkmetova A, Allen A, Biek R, Presho EL, Dale J, Hewinson G, Lycett SJ, Nunez-Garcia J, Skuce RA, Trewby H, Wilson DJ, Zadoks RN, Delahay RJ, Kao RR. Combining genomics and epidemiology to analyse bi-directional transmission of Mycobacterium bovis in a multi-host system. Elife. 208. pii: e45833. 2019.
  • 01/12/2019
  • Bigi M, Vazquez CL, Castelão ABC, García EA, Cataldi AA, Jackson M, McNeil M, Soria M, Zumárraga MJ, Cabruja M, Gago G, Blanco FC, Nishibe C, Almeida NF, de Araújo FR, Bigi F. Analysing nonsynonymous mutations between two Mycobacterium bovis strains with contrasting pathogenic profiles. Vet Microbiol. 239:108482. 2019.
  • 29/11/2019
  • Skuce R, Breadon E, Allen A, Milne G, McCormick C, Hughes C, Rutherford D, Smith G, Thompson S, Graham J, Harwood R, Byrne A. Longitudinal dynamics of herd-level Mycobacterium bovis MLVA type surveillance in cattle in Northern Ireland 2003-2016. Infect Genet Evol. 79:104131. 2019.
  • 29/11/2019
  • Palaniyandi K, Kumar N, Veerasamy M, Kabir Refaya A, Dolla C, Balaji S, Baskaran D, Thiruvengadam K, Rajendran A, Narayanan S, Raj D, Swaminathan S, Peacock SJ. Isolation and comparative genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from cattle and their attendants in South India. Sci Rep. 9(1):17892. 2019.
  • 01/11/2019
  • Tortoli E, Meehan CJ, Grottola A, Fregni Serpini G, Fabio A, Trovato A, Pecorari M, Cirillo DM. Genome-based taxonomic revision detects a number of synonymous taxa in the genus Mycobacterium. Infect Genet Evol. 75:103983. 2019.
  • 30/03/2020
  • Sichewo PR, Vander Kelen C, Thys S, Michel AL. Risk practices for bovine tuberculosis transmission to cattle and livestock farming communities living at wildlife-livestock-human interface in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 14(3):e0007618. 2020.
  • 23/03/2020
  • Zumla A, Yeboah-Manu D, Michel AL, Azhar EI, Torrelles JB, Cadmus SI, Kendall SL, Chakaya JM, Marais B, Kock R. Zoonotic tuberculosis-a call for an open One Health debate. Lancet Infect Dis. pii: S1473-3099(20)30166-3. 2020.
  • 10/03/2020
  • Pereira AC, Reis AC, Ramos B, Cunha MV. Animal tuberculosis: Impact of disease heterogeneity in transmission, diagnosis and control. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020.
  • 06/03/2020
  • Varela-Castro L, Torrontegi O, Sevilla IA, Barral M. Detection of Wood Mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) Carrying Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Able to Infect Cattle and Interfere with the Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis. Microorganisms. 8(3). pii: E374. 2020.
  • 01/03/2020
  • Luciano SA, Roess A. Human zoonotic tuberculosis and livestock exposure in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review identifying challenges in laboratory diagnosis. Zoonoses Public Health. 67(2):97-111. 2020.
  • 10/01/2020
  • Arrazuria R, Ladero I, Molina E, Fuertes M, Juste R, Fernández M, Pérez V, Garrido J, Elguezabal N. Alternative Vaccination Routes against Paratuberculosis Modulate Local Immune Response and Interference with Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Laboratory Animal Models. Vet Sci. 2020 Jan 10;7(1). pii: E7. 2020.
  • 31/12/2019
  • Amato L, Mulatti P, Pacciarini M, Schiavon E, Zanoni M, Bonfanti L. Mycobacterium caprae in a dairy farm in Northeast Italy. Vet Ital. 55(4):375-379. 2019.
  • 30/12/2019
  • Howell AK, McCann CM, Wickstead F, Williams DJL. Co-infection of cattle with Fasciola hepatica or F. gigantica and Mycobacterium bovis: A systematic review. PLoS One. 14(12):e0226300. 2019.
  • 21/12/2019
  • Risalde MA, Roy Á, Bezos J, Pineda C, Casal C, Díez-Guerrier A, Lopez-Villalba I, Fernández-Manzano Á, Moreno I, de Juan L, Domínguez L, Gortazar C. Hypervitaminosis D has no positive effects on goat tuberculosis and may cause chronic renal lesions. Vet Rec. 185(24):759. 2019.
  • 17/12/2019
  • Wright K, Plain K, Purdie A, Saunders BM, de Silva K. Biomarkers for detecting resilience against mycobacterial disease in animals. Infect Immun. 88(1). pii: e00401-19. 2019.