Tuberculosis in Lions

In the light of the epidemic status of tuberculosis in the buffalo of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, scientists were extremely concerned about the threat posed by TB to the lion population of the park. Until recently, no clinical means of diagnosing TB in lion existed. But a reliable test was recently developed and for the first time it became possible to evaluate the impact of the disease in lion. This research is being carried out by veterinarian Dr Dewald Keet with funds provided by the SAVF.


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