Animal TB
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Animal TB Research Group


  1. Miller, M., P. Buss, L.-M. de Klerk-Lorist, J. Hofmeyr, G. Hausler, K. Lyashchenko, E.P. Lane, L. Botha, S. Parsons, and P. van Helden.  2016.  Application of Rapid Serological Tests for Detection of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Free-Ranging Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) – Implications for Ante-Mortem Disease Screening.  J. Wildl. Dis.  52:180-182.
  2. Miller, M.A., J.N. Hogan, and C.L. Meehan.  2016.  Housing and demographic risk factors impacting foot and musculoskeletal health in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in North American zoos.  PLoSONE 11(7):e0155223. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155223. 
  3. Miller, M., M. Kruger, M. Kruger, F. Olea-Popelka, and P. Buss.  2016.  A Scoring System to Improve Decision-Making and Outcomes in the Adaptation of Recently Captured White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) to Captivity.  J. Wildl. Dis.  52:S78-S85.
  4. Miller, M., A. Michel, P. van Helden, and P. Buss.  2016.  Tuberculosis in rhinoceros:  an underrecognized threat?  Transbound. Emerg. Dis.  doi:10.1111/tbed.12489  
  5. Goosen, W.J., P.D. van Helden, R.M. Warren, M.A. Miller, and S.D.C. Parsons.  2016.  The stability of plasma IP-10 enhances its utility for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer).  Vet. Immunol. Immunopath.  173:17-20.
  6. Clarke, C.P. van HeldenM. Miller, and S. Parsons.  2016.  Animal-adapted members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex endemic to the Southern African subregion.  J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc.  87(1), a1322.
  7. Miller, M., P.S. Chavey, J. Hofmeyr, N. Mathebula, A. Doering, P. Buss, and F. Olea-Popelka.  2016.  Evaluation of serum ferritin in free-ranging black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) as a tool to understand factors affecting iron overload disorder.  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.  47:820-826.
  8. Buss, P., M. Miller, A. Fuller, A. Haw, R. Wanty, F. Olea-Popelka, and L. Meyer.  2016.  Cardiovascular effects of etorphine, azaperone, and butorphanol combinations in chemically immobilized captive white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).  J. Zoo Wildl Med.  47:834-843.
  9. Roos, E.O., P. Buss, L.M. deKlerk-Lorist, J. Hewlett, G.A. Hausler, L. Rossouw, A.J. McCall, D. Cooper, P.D. van HeldenS.D.C. Parsons, and M.A. Miller.  2016.  Test performance of three serological assays for the detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in common warthogs (Phacochorus africanus).  Vet. Immun. Immunopath. 182:79-84​