Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle

Vet Microbiol. 1994 May;40(1-2):41-52. doi: 10.1016/0378-1135(94)90045-0.


This paper reviews the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle, focusing on aspects relating to the host rather than the organism. A broad concept of pathogenesis has been considered and information is presented on sources and routes of infection, as well as the immune responses and pathology. In addition, data is presented on the excretion of M. bovis from tuberculous cattle.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Wild
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / biosynthesis
  • Cattle
  • Disease Reservoirs
  • Immunity, Cellular
  • Mycobacterium bovis / immunology
  • Mycobacterium bovis / pathogenicity
  • Tuberculosis, Bovine / etiology*
  • Tuberculosis, Bovine / immunology
  • Tuberculosis, Bovine / pathology
  • Virulence


  • Antibodies, Bacterial