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European badgers (Meles meles) have been identified as wildlife reservoirs for Mycobacterium bovis in the UK and Ireland, and may also have a role in the epidemiology of animal tuberculosis in other European regions. Thus, detection of M. bovis-infected badgers may be required for the purposes of...

Author(s)
Infantes-Lorenzo, J. A.; Dave, D.; Moreno, I.; Anderson, P.; Lesellier, S.; Gormley, E.; Dominguez, L.; Balseiro, A.; Gortázar, C.; Dominguez, M.; Salguero, F. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine and Science, 2019, 5, 1, pp 61-69
Abstract

Background: Bovine tuberculosis (bTB, caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis) is endemic in the Irish cattle population, and the subject of a national eradication programme since the late 1950s. During 2014, a substantial area-level bTB outbreak developing in north County Sligo, necessitating ...

Author(s)
Doyle, R.; Clegg, T. A.; McGrath, G.; Tratalos, J.; Barrett, D.; Lee, A.; More, S. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Irish Veterinary Journal, 2018, 71, 24, pp (28 November 2018)
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the main cause of bovine tuberculosis and its eradication is proving difficult in many countries because of wildlife reservoirs, including European badgers (Meles meles) in the UK Ireland. Following the development of badger specific immunological reagents, many studies have...

Author(s)
Lesellier, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 2018, 61, pp 9-15
Abstract

In the UK and Ireland, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination of badgers has been suggested as one of a number of strategies to control or even eradicate Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers. In this manuscript, we present the results of a badger field trial conducted in Ireland and discuss...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; O'Keeffe, J.; McGrath, G.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 149, pp 29-37
Abstract

Background: The European badger is an important wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis implicated in the spread of bovine tuberculosis in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Infected badgers are known to shed M. bovis in their urine and faeces, which may contaminate the environment. To aid bovine...

Author(s)
Stewart, L. D.; Tort, N.; Meakin, P.; Argudo, J. M.; Nzuma, R.; Reid, N.; Delahay, R. J.; Ashford, R.; Montgomery, W. I.; Grant, I. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2017, 13, 131, pp (12 May 2017)
Abstract

European badgers (Meles meles) in Ireland and the UK are a reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB). A number of interventions have been evaluated in attempts to control bovine TB within badger populations, and many of which rely on the capture of badgers....

Author(s)
Martin, L. E. R.; Byrne, A. W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Miller, M. A.; Olea-Popelka, F. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2017, 63, 1, pp 30
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a zoonotic disease which is endemic in Northern Ireland. As it has proven difficult to eradicate this disease, partly due to a wildlife reservoir being present in the European badger (Meles meles), a case-control study was conducted in a high incidence area in...

Author(s)
O'Hagan, M. J. H.; Matthews, D. I.; Laird, C.; McDowell, S. W. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2016, 213, pp 26-32
Abstract

Beliefs can play an important role in farmer behaviour and willingness to adopt new policies. In Northern Ireland, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is one of the most important endemic diseases facing the cattle industry. An observational study was conducted on 192 farms in a high bTB incidence area...

Author(s)
O'Hagan, M. J. H.; Matthews, D. I.; Laird, C.; McDowell, S. W. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2016, 212, pp 22-26
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) causes substantial economic losses to cattle farmers and taxpayers in the British Isles. Disease management in cattle is complicated by the role of the European badger (Meles meles) as a host of the infection. Proactive, non-selective culling of badgers can reduce the...

Author(s)
Smith, G. C.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Budgey, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 11, pp e0167206
Abstract

In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the European badger (Meles meles) is a maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis, and may transmit the infection to cattle causing bovine tuberculosis (TB). Vaccination of badgers using an injectable Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is undertaken in some...

Author(s)
Robertson, A.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Aylett, P.; Henderson, R.; Gowtage, S.; Chambers, M. A.; Carter, S. P.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 135, pp 95-101

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