Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 207–213

Camel tuberculosis–a case report

  • J. Kinne
  • B. Johnson
  • K. L. Jahans
  • N. H. Smith
  • A. Ul-Haq
  • U. Wernery
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11250-006-4366-8

Cite this article as:
Kinne, J., Johnson, B., Jahans, K.L. et al. Trop Anim Health Prod (2006) 38: 207. doi:10.1007/s11250-006-4366-8

Abstract

An adult male dromedary bull was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (Tb). The dromedary was severely emaciated and died 2 months after the onset of the disease. It exhibited typical Tb lesions in both lungs and lung lymph nodes. A guinea pig inoculated with lung tissue from the Tb camel died after 3 weeks from typical Tb. Mycobacteria were isolated from the dromedary's lung and lung lymph nodes and also from different organs of the guinea pig. The microorganism was identified as member of the antelope clade of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Keywords

CamelMycobacterium tuberculosis complexUnited Arab Emirates

Abbreviation

HE

haematoxylin–eosin

LJ

Loewenstein–Jensen

MTC

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

NWC

New Word camelids

Tb

pulmonary tuberculosis

WBC

white blood cell count

ZN

Ziehl–Neelsen (stain)

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kinne
    • 1
  • B. Johnson
    • 1
  • K. L. Jahans
    • 2
  • N. H. Smith
    • 2
  • A. Ul-Haq
    • 3
  • U. Wernery
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Veterinary Research LaboratoryDubaiUAE
  2. 2.Veterinary Laboratories AgencyWeybridgeUK
  3. 3.Dubai Camel HospitalDubaiUAE