Characterization and Strains of Mycobacteria Isolated from Cattle Carcasses in Refrigerated Slaughterhouse Bamako Goal

  • Y S Kone
  • A Cisse
  • S S Sidibe
  • Z Tarnagda
  • S Diarra
  • D Yassa
  • P Coulibaly
  • B Traore
Keywords: Mycobacterium bovis, Cattle, Slaughter, characterization, Mali


In the refrigerated slaughterhouse in Bamako, Mali, bovine tuberculosis remains the most common cause of seizures (bovine tuberculosis in 2010 represents 2.50% of total seizures). This work is a pilot study looking kind conducted from March to October 2011 and to determine the frequency of M. bovis strains isolated from cattle carcasses in refrigerated slaughterhouse Bamako goal. The microbiological examination of 55 samples from cattle carcasses with tuberculosis lesions confirmed the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis. Isolation and characterization of isolates has highlighted 16 Mycobacterium bovis. The study also helped to establish the 16 samples positive culture of Mycobacterium bovis distribution of M. bovis based on race, sex, age of cattle and make recommendations to better control bovine tuberculosis in Mali.

Keywords: Mycobacterium bovis-Cattle-Slaughter-characterization-Mali 


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