Animal TB
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Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics

Animal TB Research Group


  1. Miller, M., P. Buss, J. Hofmeyr, F. Olea-Popelka, S. Parsons, and P. van Helden.  2015.  Antemortem diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in free-ranging African lions (Panthera leo) and Implications for Transmission.  J. Wildl. Dis.  51:493-497.
  2. Buss P, Miller M, Hofmeyr J, Mathebula N, Kruger M, Bruns A, Martin L, Olea-Popelka F. (2015) Evaluation of cardiorespiratory, blood gas, and lactate values during extended immobilization of white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.
  3. Hammond-Aryee K, Esser M, van Helden L, van Helden PD. (2015) A high seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in a population of feral cats in the Western Cape province of South Africa. SAJID.
  4. Miller, M.A., R. Greenwald, and K.P. Lyashchenko.  2015.  Potential for serodiagnosis of tuberculosis in black rhinoceros.  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.  46:100-104.
  5. Landolfi, J.A., K.A. Terio, M. Miller, B.F. Junecko, and T. Reinhart.  2015.  Pulmonary tuberculosis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus):  histologic lesions with correlation to local immune responses.  Vet. Pathol.  52:535-542.
  6. Goosen, W.J., D. Cooper, M.A. MillerP.D. van Helden, and S.D.C. Parsons.  2015.  IP-10 is a sensitive biomarker of antigen recognition in whole blood stimulation assays used for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer). Clin. Vaccine Immunol.  22:974-978.  doi:10.1128/CVI.00324-15.
  7. Haw, A., M. Hofmeyr, P. Buss, M. Miller, L. Meyer, A. Fuller, and G. Fleming.  2015.  Evaluation of butorphanol combined with oxygen insufflation to improve cardiorespiratory function during chemical immobilization of free-ranging white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).  J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc.  86(1), Art.#1276, 10 pages.
  8. Miller, M., P. Buss, F. Olea-Popelka, R. Wanty, S. Parsons, and P. van Helden.  2015.  Baseline hematologic parameters for free-ranging white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in Kruger National Park, South Africa.  J. Wildl. Dis.  51:916-922.
  9. Le Roex N, Cooper D, van Helden PDHoal EG, Jolles AE. (2015) Disease Control in Wildlife: Evaluating a Test and Cull Programme for Bovine Tuberculosis in African Buffalo. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. (Epub Jan 2015)
  10. Mikota SK, Gairhe K, Giri K, Hamilton K, Miller M, Paudel S, Lyashchenko K, Larsen RS, Payer JB, Waters R, Greenwald R, Dumonceaux G, Vincent B, Kaufman GE. (2015) Tuberculosis surveillance of elephants (Elephas maximus) in Nepal at the captive-wild interface. European Journal of Wildlife Research.
  11. Miller, M., and K. Lyashchenko.  2015.  Mycobacterial Infections in Other Zoo Animals.  In  Mukundan, H., M.A. Chambers, W.R. Waters, and M.H. Larsen (eds.), Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals:  The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria, CABI, Boston, Massachusetts.  Pp. 277-295.
  12. Olivier, T.T., I.S.W.M. Viljoen, J. Hofmeyr, G.A. Hausler, W.J. Goosen, A. Tordiffe, P. Buss, A.G. Loxton, R.M. Warren, M.A. Miller, P..D. van Helden, and S.D.C. Parsons.  2015.  Development of a gene expression assay for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in African lions (Panthera leo).  Transbound. Emerg. Dis.  doi:  10.1111/tbed.12436