- Usually based on a combination of history and the demonstration of acid-fast organisms in biopsies or smears of exudates.
- Isolation may be possible on special media, but can be a lengthy process.
- Radiography may reveal large granulomas in the respiratory tract or abdomen.
- Skin tests do not work in cats, and can be inconsistent in dogs.
- Very often diagnosis is made at necropsy.
Back to menu