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Britain's Randomised Badger Culling Trial provides robust evidence of the role badgers have in transmission of Mycobacterium bovis to cattle. Culling badgers perturbed their social structure, and brought positive and negative effects for bovine tuberculosis incidence in cattle, leading to the...

Author(s)
McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Carter, S. P.; Smith, G. C.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2008, 23, 2, pp 53-56
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is implicated in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (TB) to cattle in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Badger culling has been employed for the control of TB in cattle in both countries, with varying results. Social perturbation of badger populations following...

Author(s)
Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.; Smith, G. C.; MacDonald, D. W.; Riordan, P.; Etherington, T. R.; Pimley, E. R.; Walker, N. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2007, 274, 1626, pp 2769-2777