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Tuberculosis in Cattle

By

Charles O. Thoen

, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

Last full review/revision Aug 2014 | Content last modified Oct 2014

Most of the general discussion above applies to bovine TB. The introduction of milk pasteurization was a major step in the fight against Mycobacterium bovis TB and continues to be an important control procedure in many nonindustrialized countries.

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