Tuberculous and tuberculoid lesions in free living small terrestrial mammals and the risk of infection to humans and animals: a review
M. Skoric, E.J. Shitaye, R. Halouzka, P. Fictum, I. Trcka, M. Heroldova, E. Tkadlec, I. Pavlikhttps://doi.org/10.17221/2032-VETMEDCitation:Skoric M., Shitaye E.J., Halouzka R., Fictum P., Trcka I., Heroldova M., Tkadlec E., Pavlik I. (2007): Tuberculous and tuberculoid lesions in free living small terrestrial mammals and the risk of infection to humans and animals: a review. Veterinarni Medicina, 52: 144-161.
The present study describes pathogenesis and morphology of tuberculous and tuberculoid lesions in small terrestrial mammals, above all, in rodents. The most serious infectious agents that cause tuberculous and tuberculoid lesions in these animals are also cited. Besides others, the diseases caused by pathogenic mycobacteria that are members of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. avium complexes, M. lepraemurium, tularaemia, brucellosis and salmonellosis are included in the present study.Keywords:bovine tuberculosis; paratuberculosis; avian tuberculosis; mycobacteriosis; terrestrial mammals; zoonoses