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Mycobacterial Reference Laboratories and useful contacts

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Dr. Janet Fyfe
Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory
Peter Doherty Institute
792 Elizabeth St
Melbourne, Victoria,

Dr. George Reppas
(Veterinary Pathologist)
Sydney, NSW,

Prof Richard Malik
(Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist)
Centre for Veterinary Education,
Sydney, NSW,

Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA)

HPA National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory
Abernethy Building
Institute of Cell and Molecular Science (ICMS)
2 Newark Street
London E1 2AT
Scottish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory (SMRL)
Clinical Microbiology,
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
Contact: Dr. Ian Laurenson

Prof Dick van Soolingen
Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
Diagnostic Laboratory for Bacteriology and Parasitology (BPD)
Center for Infectious Disease Research, Diagnostics and Perinatal Screening (IDS)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
P.O. Box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
The Netherlands
T: +31302742363 and +31630588154
F: +31302744418

National Jewish Health Mycobacteriology Laboratory
Rm K420,
1400 Jackson Street, Denver,
Colorado 80206


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Dr M M Henton (Specialist Veterinarian),
IDEXX Laboratories,
Postnet Suite 465,
Private Bag X29,
Gallo Manor,
South Africa.
Woodmead Willows Office Park
19B Morris Street East,
Woodmead, 2128
Tel: +27 11 8033001
Fax: +27 11 8033006

Prof Paul van Helden (Director),
Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research,
Department of Biomedical Sciences,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Stellenbosch,
Tygerberg, 7505,
South Africa,
T: +27219389402,

Malik R, Smits B, Reppas G, et al: Ulcerated and nonulcerated nontuberculous cutaneous mycobacterial granulomas in cats and dogs, Vet Derm 24;146-e133. 2013.

Reppas G, Fyfe J, Foster S, et al: Detection and identification of mycobacteria in fixed stained smears and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues using PCR, J Sm Anim Pract 2013.

Lloret A, Hartmann K, Pennisi MG, et al: Mycobacterioses in Cats: ABCD guidelines on prevention and management, J Fel Med Surg 15:591-597, 2013.

Greene CE, Gunn-Mooore D: Infections caused by slow-growing mycobacteria. In: Greene CE, ed. Infectious diseases of the dog and cat, ed 4, St Louis, 2012, Elsevier pp 495-510.

O’Brien CR, Fyfe J, Malik R: Feline leprosy syndrome, In: Greene CE ed, Infectious diseases of the dog and cat, ed 4, St Louis, 2012, Elsevier pp 510-515.

O’Brien CR, Fyfe J, Malik R: Infections caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria, In: Greene CE ed, Infectious diseases of the dog and cat, ed 4, St Louis, 2012, Elsevier pp 515-521.

Rufenacht S, Bogli-Stuber K, Bodmer T, et al: Mycobacterium microti infection in the cat: a case report, literature review and recent clinical experience, J Feline Med Surg 13:195-204, 2011.

Gunn-Moore DA, McFarland SE, Brewer JI, et al: Mycobacterial disease in cats in Great Britain: I. Culture results, geographical distribution and clinical presentation of 339 cases, J Feline Med Surg 13:934-944, 2011.

Gunn-Moore DA, McFarland SE, Schock A, et al: Mycobacterial disease in a population of 339 cats in Great Britain: II. Histopathology of 225 cases, and treatment and outcome of 184 cases, J Fel Med Surg 13:945-952, 2011.

Gunn-Moore D, Dean R, Shaw S. Mycobacterial infections in cats and dogs. In Pract 32:444-452, 2010.

Baral RM, Metcalfe SS, Krockenberger MB, et al: Disseminated Mycobacterium avium infection in young cats: overrepresentation of Abyssinian cats, J Feline Med Surg 8:23-44, 2006.

Malik R, Wigney DI, Dawson D, et al:  Infection of the subcutis and skin of cats with rapidly growing mycobacteria: a review of microbiological and clinical findings, J Fel Med Surg 2:35-48, 2000.

Malik R, Hughes MS, James G, et al: Feline leprosy: two different clinical syndromes, J Fel Med Surg 4:43-59, 2002.

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