A review of tests available for use in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in non bovine species the intradermal tuberculin test has been in use for almost a century and despite the technological advances of the last two decades is still the only prescribed test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in cattle many other species of animal including. Bovine tuberculosis manual approved by dah date page 6 of 72 1 tuberculosis the disease definition tuberculosis tb is a chronic disease caused by infection with a member of the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex which comprises m tuberculosis mycobacterium bovis incl bcg and mycobacterium caprae mycobacterium microti mycobacterium africanum mycobacterium canettii and . Comparative cervical test t animals positive to either of the secondary tests are examined for lesions postmortem all cattle on the premises are quarantined until all testing is complete audal fold tuberculin ft test the ft test is the primary screening test used to identify cattle infected with bovine t this test measures the immune. Of note however was that responses to resat 6 cfp 10 were less affected by tuberculin skin testing than were responses to either of the ppd preparations minimizing the effect of tuberculin skin testing on noninoculated cattle would decrease the potential for false positive results that may be created by application of the caudal fold test
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