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Bovine TB
Vaccination of cattle against TB
  1. Trevor O. Jones
  1. Eaton Lodge, 10 Station Road, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6LQ
  1. e-mail: farmlab{at}supanet.com

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IN their overview of TB vaccination, Chambers and others (2014) include only one trial of TB vaccination of cattle in a natural transmission setting. This involved 13 calves vaccinated with BCG Danish strain 1331 in Ethiopia. Visible pathology was significantly reduced in vaccinates, 69 per cent of which did not develop visible lesions of TB and were culture negative compared to 21 per cent of the control group.

Calmette and Guerin's successful ‘BCG’ vaccination …

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