Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is caused by Mycobacterium bovis. The incidence of bTB is increasing in cattle herds of developed countries that have a wild life reservoir of M. bovis, such as the UK, New Zealand and the USA. The increase in the incidence of bTB is thought to be due, at least in part, to a wildlife reservoir of M. bovis. M. bovis is also capable of infecting humans and on a worldwide basis, M. bovis is thought to account for up to 10% of cases of human TB [Cosivi O, Grange JM, Daborn CJ et al. Zoonotic tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis in developing countries. Emerg Infect Dis 1998;4(1):59-70].
Thus, the increased incidence of bTB, besides being a major economic problem, poses an increased risk to human health. In the UK, the incidence of bTB continues to rise despite the use of the tuberculin test and slaughter control policy, highlighting the need for improved control strategies. Vaccination of cattle, in combination with more specific and sensitive diagnostic tests, is suggested as the most effective strategy for bovine TB control
The vaccine and skin test could help many countries beyond England. “If you look globally, where TB, particularly in the developing world, is such a scourge in terms of animal infections and associated human infections, having a vaccine in those circumstances, particularly in cultures and religions where you cannot cull cattle as a control measure, internationally it will be a game changer,” One hiccup is the vaccine is relatively expensive compared with other commercial vaccines, and each skin test costs about £4, which is relatively expensive given how many will need to be performed. “We expect that to come down A vaccine and new test to tackle bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle are being deployed in field trials in England in a world-first, as the country’s government shifts away from its reliance on culling badgers to curb the disease. The UK’s chief vet says the new approach could be a “game changer” for farmers in lower-income countries, too.
Knowledge of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) by cattle handlers is of extreme importance to policy makers when considering mitigation. However, to our knowledge, little is known on cattle handlers’ knowledge of bTB in Bangladesh. Similarly, such knowledge is uncommon within and outside Bangladesh. The current study investigates the bTB knowledge of cattle owners in Godagari Upazila, Rajshahi. A cross sectional study was designed and data was gathered based on stratified random sampling technique. The raw data was collected through 500 cattle handlers subjected to an interviewer administered questionnaire. The study has revealed the levels of knowledge among cattle handlers about bovine tuberculosis.
Features of Bovine Tb Vaccine
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious granulomatous disease in animals and humans. It is a worldwide problem especially in developing nations.This study provides information on the epidemiology of TB in rural cattle production in Tigray region of Ethiopia. It describes prevalence and the associated risk factors of BTB in cattle in the area.It discusses the impacts on carcass condemnation, the potential of zoonotic transmission having TB infected cattle in rural communities with evident close human to animal contact and habit of consuming raw meat and milk products and the need of further geographic information of BTB.
Prices of Bovine Tb Vaccine
$32.95 – $89.41