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Tuberculosis in Horses

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Horses are relatively resistant to tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; however, they are susceptible to M bovis. When tuberculosis does develop, tuberculous, noncalcified lesions are often found in the liver, mesenteric lymph nodes, lungs, and other sites. Tuberculin test results are rather erratic.

Last full review/revision August 2014 by Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD

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