A review of the contemporary knowledge of bovine tuberculosis and government policy in Iran

Keyvan Tadayon, Ken Forbes, Davoud Soleimani, Reza Aref Pajoohi, Bahman Marhmati, Jamaloddin Javidi, Rouholah Keshavarz, Kioomars Soleimani, Ali Shakibamehr, Mohammad Mohammad Taheri, Shojaat Dashti Pour, Nader Mosavari

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Abstract

In 1931 Carpantier reported bovine TB (BTB) in Iranian cattle. Some eighty years on with a national test-and-slaughter programme in place for over four decades, the efforts to vanquish Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) infection in cattle have been in vain as the vast majority of the 30 Iranian provinces still have reports of BTB in their cattle herds every year. This paper reviews the present epidemiology of BTB in Iran and in the region and evaluates the success of government policy in controlling this disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume151
Issue number1-2
Early online date8 Mar 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • bovine tuberculosis
  • spoligotyping
  • VNTR
  • RFLP
  • Iran

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    Tadayon, K., Forbes, K., Soleimani, D., Pajoohi, R. A., Marhmati, B., Javidi, J., Keshavarz, R., Soleimani, K., Shakibamehr, A., Taheri, M. M., Pour, S. D., & Mosavari, N. (2011). A review of the contemporary knowledge of bovine tuberculosis and government policy in Iran. Veterinary Microbiology, 151(1-2), 192-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.02.044