Mycobacterial infections in animals

Rev Infect Dis. 1981 Sep-Oct;3(5):960-72. doi: 10.1093/clinids/3.5.960.


Mycobacteria other than mammalian tubercle bacilli are capable of producing disease in a wide range of animal hosts. Serotypes of Mycobacterium avium complex cause the most important mycobacterial diseases in domestic animals. Although disease is most common in lymph nodes, a wide variety of tissues may be involved, including tissue from spleen, liver, lungs, kidney, central nervous system, gall bladder, intestinal mucosa, skeletal system, ovaries, and the skin.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic / microbiology
  • Animals, Zoo / microbiology
  • Birds / microbiology
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / microbiology
  • Mycobacterium / isolation & purification
  • Mycobacterium Infections / pathology
  • Mycobacterium Infections / veterinary*
  • Serotyping
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases / microbiology