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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2012, Article ID 798502, 13 pages
Research Article

Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle in the Highlands of Cameroon: Seroprevalence Estimates and Rates of Tuberculin Skin Test Reactors at Modified Cut-Offs

1School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences, University of Ngaoundere, Ngaoundere, Adamawa Region, Cameroon
2Department of Animal Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, West Region, Cameroon
3School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
4Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
5Institute of Agricultural research for Development (IRAD), Wakwa- Ngaoundere, Adamawa Region, Cameroon
6Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
7Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Dschang, Dschang, West Region, Cameroon
8Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 467, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon
9Delegation of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, North West Region, Cameroon

Received 19 October 2011; Revised 10 January 2012; Accepted 22 January 2012

Academic Editor: Jesse M. Hostetter

Copyright © 2012 J. Awah-Ndukum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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