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Table 3 Mycobacterial growth in tissues and faeces from Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis or Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium inoculated pigs

From: A comparative study of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium and Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuisin experimentally infected pigs

Mycobacterium aviumsubsp. hominissuis
Time after inoculation 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks
Animal no #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
Lnn. mandibulares 4 1 4 3 4 3 1 3 4 4
Tonsils 4 1 4 4 4 4 1 C 4 4
Lnn. bifurcationis sinn. 1 - - - - - - - 2 -
Lung - - - - - - - - - -
Spleen - - - - - - - - - -
Liver - - - - - - - - - -
Lnn. jejunales 4 4 4 4 - 2 4 4 4 4
Lnn. ileocolici 3 3 - 2 - 1 2 4 4 -
Lnn. colici 4 4 - - - 4 - 4 4 -
Jejunal Peyer's patches 1 - - 4 2 - - - - -
Ileal Peyer's patches 4 1 2 2 - 3 - - - -
Faeces 4 1 3 2 - 2 - - - -
Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium
Time after inoculation 6 weeks 12 weeks
Animal no #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20
Lnn. mandibulares 3 2 1 - 1 1 1 4 4 4
Tonsils - - - - - - - - 1 1
Lnn. bifurcationis sinn. - - - - - - - - - -
Lung - - - - - - - - - -
Spleen - - - - - - - - - -
Liver - - - - - - - - - -
Lnn. jejunales 4 2 1 2 1 - 1 4 4 2
Lnn. ileocolici 1 1 - 2 1 - - 3 4 4
Lnn. colici - 1 - - 1 1 2 - - 2
Jejunal Peyer's patches 4 2 1 - 3 - - - - -
Ileal Peyer's patches 3 2 3 - 3 1 - 1 - 1
Faeces - - - - - - - - - -
  1. 1 = 1-9CFU, 2 = 10 - 49CFU, 3 = 50 - 100CFU, 4 = > 100CFU
  2. C = contaminated