Bovine Tuberculosis

Below you will find more information about Bovine Tuberculosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Bovine Tuberculosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Bovine Tuberculosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Bovine Tuberculosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Bovine TB is a disease that primarily attacks animals that can also be transmitted to humans through aerosols and intake of raw milk. This disease is common in under developed countries.

Diagnosis

There are no live tests for the moment for animals that are infected the only way to diagnose the disease is after the animal died.

Treatment

Treatment of Bovine TB depends on the kind of animal that was infected by the bacteria.

Symptoms and Signs

Bovine TB may not show any symptoms in animals affected thought they can exhibit weight loss and a quick decline in general health. If the disease was acquired through contracted breathing in the bacterium symptoms may include difficulty in breathing, cough and other lung symptoms.

Causes

Bovine TB is caused by Mycobacterium bovis and it is mainly found in cattle, deer, elk, bison and goats.

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