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Bovine tuberculosis in Kruger

Unread postby cstewart247 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:15 pm

Hello. Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, please delete if not.
Was having a chat with some guys the other day as to the status of the bovine tuberculosis in Krugers buffalo. One of the guys said he heard that all of Krugers buffalo were infected, any truth in this?

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Re: Bovine tuberculosis in Kruger

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:53 pm

Hi.

BTB has spread through the entire park and most herds have been affected. It is better established in the South, because historically that is where it entered the park. Not all individuals have it though.

Despite this, it does not seem to be having a negative effect on the Buffalo population at this time.
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Re: Bovine tuberculosis in Kruger

Unread postby Hippotragus » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:03 am

Imberbe - am I not correct if I say that, even though the buffalo are not affected by the TB (just carriers), the disease is affecting other species - particularly lions - that come into contact with buffalo or buffalo carcasses?? There are quite a few very thin, lame, lions in the park and I have been told that Bovine TB is most likely to blame.
I know that there are studies of lion prides to establish whether they have TB.
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Re: Bovine tuberculosis in Kruger

Unread postby saraf » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:41 pm

Have a read at the existing topic on Bovine Tuberculosis here:

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10247&start=0#p238

At some point in the next few days I'll merge this topic into it.
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