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The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is considered to be an important wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis infection for cattle in Ireland and in Great Britain. The inability to eradicate the disease from cattle is, in part, a consequence of M. bovis infection in badgers sharing the environment...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Costello, E.
Publisher
Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK
Citation
Society for Applied Microbiology Symposium Series, 2003, No.32, pp 80S-86S
Abstract

It is estimated that more than 50 million cattle are infected with Mycobacterium bovis worldwide, resulting in severe economic losses. Current diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle relies on tuberculin skin testing, and when combined with the slaughter of test-positive animals, it has...

Author(s)
Fend, R.; Geddes, R.; Lesellier, S.; Vordermeier, H. M.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Costello, E.; Hewinson, R. G.; Marlin, D. J.; Woodman, A. C.; Chambers, M. A.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2005, 43, 4, pp 1745-1751
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is endemic in Northern Ireland and a comprehensive eradication scheme has been in operation since 1959. The current programme involves annual testing, extensive computerized tracing, short-interval testing of herds contiguous to outbreaks and compulsory slaughter of positive...

Author(s)
Abernethy, D. A.; Denny, G. O.; Menzies, F. D.; McGuckian, P.; Honhold, N.; Roberts, A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2006, 112, 2/4, pp 231-237
Abstract

The conclusion from the randomised badger culling trial was that localised badger culling not only fails to control but can actually increase the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. Professor Simon More and colleagues from University College Dublin question that conclusion, arguing that the ...

Author(s)
More, S. J.; Clegg, T. A.; McGrath, G.; Collins, J. D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2007, 161, 6, pp 208-209
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is endemic in badger (Meles meles) populations of Ireland and the United Kingdom and infected badgers are a potential source of infection for cattle. In domestic livestock tuberculosis causes economic losses from lost production and the costs associated with eradication...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; O'Meara, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tuberculosis, 2008, 88, 6, pp 601-609
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis infection in Ireland and Great Britain and has been implicated in the transmission of tuberculosis to cattle. Vaccination of badgers is an option that could be used as part of a strategy to control the disease. In...

Author(s)
Lesellier, S.; Corner, L.; Costello, E.; Sleeman, P.; Lyashchenko, K. P.; Greenwald, R.; Esfandiari, J.; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2009, 127, 1/2, pp 174-180
Abstract

Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are a reservoir host of Mycobacterium bovis and are implicated in the transmission of tuberculosis to cattle in Ireland and Great Britain. The development of a vaccine for use in badgers is considered a key element of any long-term sustainable campaign to eradicate...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; O'Meara, D.; Lesellier, S.; Aldwell, F. E.; Singh, M.; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M. A.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2010, 28, 38, pp 6265-6272
Abstract

Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are an important wildlife reservoir of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) infection in Ireland and the United Kingdom. As part of national programmes to control tuberculosis in livestock, considerable effort has been devoted to studying the disease in badgers and this ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2011, 144, 1, pp 1-24
Abstract

European badgers (Meles meles) are a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis infection (tuberculosis) in Ireland and the UK and are implicated in the transmission of infection to livestock. Vaccination of badgers with the human BCG vaccine (Bacille Calmette Guerin) is considered as an important...

Author(s)
Kelly, D. J.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Aldwell, F. E.; Marples, N. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2011, 57, 4, pp 767-774
Abstract

Populations of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) with tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) are a significant reservoir of infection for cattle in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this study the distribution of infection, histological lesions and gross lesions was determined in a sample of...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; O'Meara, D.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2012, 194, 2, pp 166-172

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