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Bovine tuberculosis: Tuberculous lymphadenitis in a kudu (wkudu ln tb)



Note the large number of infected lymph nodes in the neck region of a kudu infected with Mycobacterium bovis.  The lesions are typically  pyogranulomas in kudus. In this instance most of the exudate is marked inspissated although some fluid puss can be seen in some of the nodes.  The localisation of the lesions in the lymph nodes of the upper neck is the consequence of the route of infection in this species, which is per cutaneous, and mostly via the skin of the ears.





Nick Kriek