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Tuberculosis in alpaca (Lama pacos) on a farm in Ireland. 1. A clinical report

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Veterinary Journal, August 2008
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Title
Tuberculosis in alpaca (Lama pacos) on a farm in Ireland. 1. A clinical report
Published in
Irish Veterinary Journal, August 2008
DOI 10.1186/2046-0481-61-8-527
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Authors

E.G. Ryan, P.J. Dwyer, D.J. Connolly, J. Fagan, E. Costello, S.J. More

Abstract

This case report describes tuberculosis (TB) due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in alpaca (Lama pacos) on a farm in Ireland. Two severely debilitated alpaca were presented to the University Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin in November 2004. Bloods were taken, and haematology and biochemistry results were indicative of chronic infection. Radiological examination showed evidence of diffuse granulomatous pneumonia suggestive of tuberculosis. On necropsy there were granulomatous lesions present throughout many body organs including lung, liver, kidney, intestine as well on peritoneum and mesentery. Culture of acid-fast bacilli from lesions led to a diagnosis of tuberculosis due to M. bovis. The use of intradermal skin testing proved inefficient and unreliable for ante mortem diagnosis of tuberculosis in alpaca. Infection due to M. bovis should be considered among the differential diagnoses of debilitating diseases in alpaca, particularly those farmed in areas known to be traditional black spots for tuberculosis in cattle.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 8%
Unknown 11 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 25%
Other 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Professor 2 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 17%
Social Sciences 2 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2022.
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#5,956,220
of 22,514,578 outputs
Outputs from Irish Veterinary Journal
#42
of 224 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,335
of 74,435 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Irish Veterinary Journal
#1
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