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Table 2 Culture of water samples collected from drinking troughs of buffalo

From: Bovine tuberculosis in African buffaloes: observations regarding Mycobacterium bovisshedding into water and exposure to environmental mycobacteria

Sampling occasion Culture result Water temp in exptl trough. (°C)
1 October 2003 N 25
  Day 1 M. vaccae or M. vanbaalenii 35
  Day 2 N 37
  Day 3 N 33
  Day 4 NTM* 36.5
  Day 5 N 33
  Day 6 N 25
  Day 7 N 31
  Day 14 N 46
  Day 21 N 42.5
2 January 2004 Unknown Mycobacterium species closely related to M. moriokaense 28
  Day 1 P/C 37
  Day 2 C 36.5
  Day 3 M. terrae 30
  Day 4 N 29
  Day 5 P/C 34
  Day 6 M. engbaekii 36
  Day 7 N 34
  Day 14 P/C 30
  Day 21 P/C 32
3 26 April 2004 C 23.6
  Day 1 M. terrae 20.0
  Day 2 N 22.0
  Day 3 M. engbaekii 26.5
  Day 4 N 26.5
  Day 5 M. terrae 26.0
  Day 6 NTM* 26.5
  Day 7 M. terrae 24.5
  Day 14 M. engbaekii 23.0
  Day 21 N 23.6
4 02 August 04 N 18.5
  Day 1 Unknown Mycobacterium species closely related to M. kansasii and M. szulgai M. terrae 24
  Day 2 N 25
  Day 3 No sample N/A
  Day 4 M. engbaekii 24
  Day 5 N 25
  Day 6 Mixed culture of M. engbaekii and M. terrae 26
  Day 7 NTM* 25
  Day 14 N 26.5
  Day 21 M. vaccae or M. vanbaalenii 19.5
  1. * Non-tuberculous mycobacterial species not further identified
  2. P/C: cultures partially contaminated
  3. C: cultures contaminated
  4. N: negative culture result
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