Mycobacterium avium

Avian tuberculosis is usually caused by Mycobacterium avium. Avian tuberculosis is most often transmitted by direct contact with infected birds, ingestion of contaminated feed or water or contact with an environment that has been contaminated. No clinical signs specifically identify avian tuberculosis, but infected birds are often emaciated, weak, lethargic and display wasting of the muscles.


Species: All Birds | Sample Type: Intradermal Test | Test Time: 72 +/- 6 hours

AVITUBER® is an antigen for the detection of infections due to M. avium which are involved in avian tuberculosis. The intradermal test involves a delayed hypersensitivity in vivo reaction.