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  • HI, just casting an eye over your liver abscess post - any news on it, did it get tested. Also (hence why the PM) I'd advice not cutting into these in the field, so as not to contaminate the ground or, potentially the carcass. I cut into all lumps I find, which is against DSC1 advice, but I think I can justitfy it!
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    Buchan
    Phew, apologies, I saw the grass and assumed. It's worth chasing, sadly communication is not APHA strongpoint
    xavierdoc
    xavierdoc
    Coincidentally, this came in on Wednesday:

    “We have now had confirmation that they were unable to culture any Mycobacterium from the sample from the deer.

    Good news and thank you again for taking the time to contact APHA with your suspicions.”

    I previously asked what might have caused the abscess if not TB; he speculated that it might be Corynebacterium, though this wasnot based on positive culture.
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    Buchan
    It's a real probelm. They'll only look for TB, not other causes. So a negative TB culture, could still be TB. If it was negative TB, +ve corynebacterium, that would be very useful to reassure us as stalkers. But APHA regard it as a waste of money.
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