Animal TB
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Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics

Animal TB Research Group


  1. Rosen, L.E., Hanyire, T.G., Dawson, J., Foggin, C.M., Michel, A.L., Huyvaert, K.P., Miller, M.A., Olea-Popelka, F.J., 2018. Tuberculosis serosurveillance and management practices of captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 65, e344–e354.
  2. Bernitz, N., Clarke, C., Roos, E.O., Goosen, W.J., Cooper, D., van Helden, P.D., Parsons, S.D.C., Miller, M.A., 2018. Detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) using QuantiFERON®-TB Gold (QFT) tubes and the Qiagen cattletype® IFN-gamma ELISA. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 196, 48–52.
  3. Roos, E.O., Olea-Popelka, F., Buss, P., de Klerk-Lorist, L.-M., Cooper, D., van Helden, P.D., Parsons, S.D.C., Miller, M.A., 2018. Seroprevalence of Mycobacterium bovis infection in warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) in bovine tuberculosis-endemic regions of South Africa. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. n/a-n/a.
  4. Lyashchenko, K.P., C. Gortazar, M.A. Miller, and W.R. Waters.  2018.  Spectrum of antibody profiles in tuberculous elephants, cervids and cattle.  Vet. Microbiol.  214:89-92.
  5. Roos, E.O., F. Olea-Popelka, P. Buss, L.-M. de Klerk-Lorist, D. Cooper, R.M. Warren, P.D. van Helden, S.D.C. Parsons, and M.A. Miller.  2018. IP-10: A potential biomarker for detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus).  Vet. Immun. Immunopath.  201:43-48. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.05.007
  6. Clarke, C., D. Cooper, W.J. Goosen, R. McFadyen, R.M. Warren, P.D. van Helden, S.D.C. Parsons, and M.A. Miller.  2018.  Antigen-specific interferon-gamma release is decreased following the single intradermal comparative cervical skin test in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer).  Vet. Immun. Immunopath.  201:12-15. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.05.002
  7. Hooijberg, E.H., M. Miller, C. Cray, P. Buss, G. Steenkamp, and A. Goddard.  2018.  Serum protein electrophoresis in healthy and injured southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum).  PLoS ONE 13(7): e0200347.
  8. Miller, M.A., M. Finnegan, T. Storms, M. Garner, and K.P. Lyashchenko.  2018.  Outbreak of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a herd of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus):  antemortem diagnosis, treatment and lessons learned.  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.  49(3):748-754.
  9. Meyer, L., A. Fuller, M. Hofmeyr, P. Buss, M. Miller, and A. Haw.  2018.  Use of butorphanol and diprenorphine to counter respiratory impairment in immobilized white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).  J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc.  89(0): a1683.
  10. Roos, E.O, F. Olea-Popelka, P. Buss, G.A. Hausler, R. Warren, P.D. van Helden, S.D.C. Parsons, L.-M. deKlerk-Lorist, and M.A. Miller.  2018.  Measuring antigen-specific responses in Mycobacterium bovis-infected warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) using the intradermal tuberculin test. BMC Vet. Res. 14:360.
  11. Buss, P. and M. Miller.  Update on field anesthesia protocols for free-ranging African lions.  2018.  In Miller, R.E., N. Lamberski, and P.P. Calle (eds.), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Current Therapy 9th ed., Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri.  Pp. 536-538.
  12. Miller, M.A., P. Buss, S.D.C. Parsons, E. Roos, J. Chileshe, W.J. Goosen, L. van Schalkwyk, L.-M. de Klerk-Lorist, M. Hofmeyr, G. Hausler, L. Rossouw, T. Manamela, E.P. Mitchell, R. Warren, and P. van Helden. 2018. Conservation of white rhinoceros threatened by bovine tuberculosis, South Africa, 2016-2017. Emerg. Inf. Dis. 24(12):2373-2375.
  13. Sylvester, T.T., S.D.C. Parsons, P.D. van Helden, M.A. Miller, and A.G. Loxton. 2018. A pilot study evaluating the utility of commercially available antibodies for flow cytometric analysis of Panthera species lymphocytes. BMC Vet. Res. 14:410.
  14. Bernitz, N., W.J. Goosen, C. Clarke, T.J. Kerr, R. Higgitt, E.O. Roos, D.V. Cooper, R.M. Warren, P.D. van Helden, S.D.C. Parsons, and M.A. Miller.  2018.  Parallel testing increases detection of Mycobacterium bovis-infected African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer).  Vet. Immun. Immunopath.  204:40-43.
  15. Meiring, C., van Helden, P.D., Goosen, W.J., 2018. TB Control in Humans and Animals in South Africa: A Perspective on Problems and Successes. Front Vet Sci 5. ​