Risk based testing for Mycobacterium bovis following a clinical case in a zoological garden
AffiliationZoo and Wildlife Solutions Limited and Dudley Zoological Gardens
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AbstractMycobacterium bovis is a strictly controlled disease. Outbreaks in zoos result in animal movement bans, disease investigation and euthanasia of infected animals. Both specific tuberculosis legislation and European Directive 92/65, often known as the "Balai" directive, require zoos to be free from tuberculosis in order to import and export animals. This paper describes the use of a risk based targeted testing programme for tuberculosis following a confirmed case of disease. This regime ensured a comprehensive but proportionate disease investigation developed through close co-operation with government veterinary officials, therefore limiting the impact of anaesthetic procedures and animal handling required to complete the necessary testing.
CitationHartley, M., Grove, D., Lewis, M., Beeston, D. & Stewart, P. (2014). Risk based testing for Mycobacterium bovis following a clinical case in a zoological garden. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2(1), 14-17. DOI: 10.19227/jzar.v2i1.62
PublisherEuropean Association of Zoos and Aquaria
DescriptionThis document is the version of a published work that appeared in final form in Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.19227/jzar.v2i1.62
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