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TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is a well-recognised disease of South American camelids in the UK (Barlow and others 1999), with an increasing number of farms being affected in recent years (Defra 2011). Clinical signs are varied and may include malaise, illthrift and respiratory signs. Postmortem lesions are predominantly found in the lungs and associated lymph nodes, but can occasionally be found in other tissues including the liver, pleura, kidney and mesenteric lymph nodes.
We would like to report the identification of TB in the mammary gland of an alpaca, which has implications for potential disease spread and zoonotic risk to owners and animal handlers, …