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Mycobacterium bovis in pet cats
  1. Conor O’Halloran,
  2. Danièlle Gunn-Moore,
  3. Nicki Reed,
  4. Julie Vickers,
  5. Eili Dettmering,
  6. Olympia Ioannidi and
  7. Kevin Murtagh
  1. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian EH25 9RG
  2. Wear Referrals, Veterinary Hospital, Bradbury, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 2ES
  3. TDDS, Unit G, Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RN
  4. Top Cat Veterinary Centre, 146 Mackie Avenue, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8SB
  5. Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, The Granary, Bunstead Barns, Poles Lane, Hursley, Winchester SO21 2LL
  1. e-mail: conor.o%E2%80%99halloran{at}

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Three clinical cases of feline tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis were recently confirmed in two households in England.

What makes these cases unusual is that they occurred in young pedigree cats (under two years old) with no history of outdoor access since they were adopted as kittens. Furthermore, …

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