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Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a common disease in cattle and wildlife, with an impact on animal and human health, and economic implications. Infected wild animals have been detected in some European countries, and bTB reservoirs in wildlife have been identified, potentially hindering the eradication ...

Author(s)
Rivière, J.; Strat, Y. le; Dufour, B.; Hendrikx, P.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 10, pp e0141884
Abstract

The restraint and sedation of wild animals has welfare implications, thus animal handling procedures should be well-informed and optimised to adhere to welfare standards. Furthermore, it is important that handling procedures should not cause future trap avoidance. This is of particular pertinence...

Author(s)
Sun, Q.; Stevens, C.; Newman, C.; Buesching, C. D.; Macdonald, D. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2015, 24, 4, pp 373-385
Abstract

Over the last couple of decades, the UK experienced a substantial increase in the incidence and geographical spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB), in particular since the epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2001. The initiation of the Randomized Badger Culling Trial (RBCT) in 1998 in...

Author(s)
Vial, F.; Miguel, E.; Johnston, W. T.; Mitchell, A.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2015, 62, 5, pp 505-515
Abstract

Vaccination of badgers by the subcutaneous, mucosal and oral routes with the Pasteur strain of Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has resulted in significant protection against experimental infection with virulent M. bovis. However, as the BCG Danish strain is the only commercially...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Aldwell, F. E.; Lesellier, S.; Chambers, M. A.; Fitzsimons, T.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2014, 200, 3, pp 362-367
Abstract

Recent studies suggest that badgers may be a potential reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis infection for cattle in Northern Spain. The objective of this study was to investigate potential epidemiological links between cattle and badgers. Culture and molecular typing data were available for cattle...

Author(s)
Balseiro, A.; González-Quirós, P.; Rodríguez, Ó.; Copano, M. F.; Merediz, I.; Juan, L. de; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Marreros, N.; Royo, L. J.; Bezos, J.; Prieto, J. M.; Gortázar, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2013, 197, 3, pp 739-745
Abstract

Vaccination is a key strategy for control of tuberculosis (TB), and considerable progress has been made in the past 5 years to develop improved vaccines for humans and animals, differentiate vaccinated animals from those infected with Mycobacterium bovis and deliver vaccines to wildlife. Studies...

Author(s)
Buddle, B. M.; Parlane, N. A.; Wedlock, D. N.; Heiser, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 136-146
Abstract

The principal domestic maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis is infected cattle. In countries where comprehensive surveillance schemes have been applied, tuberculosis rarely affects an animal to the extent that it presents with clinical disease. In the latter stages of an eradication campaign,...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 128-135
Abstract

Heterogeneity in the progression of disease amongst individual wild animals may impact on both pathogen and host dynamics at the population level, through differential effects on transmission, mortality and reproductive output. The role of the European badger (Meles meles) as a reservoir host for ...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A. J.; Chambers, M. A.; Wilson, G. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 37-45
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the cause of tuberculosis in animals and sometimes humans. Many developed nations have long-standing programmes to eradicate tuberculosis in livestock, principally cattle. As disease prevalence in cattle decreases these efforts are sometimes impeded by passage of M. bovis...

Author(s)
Palmer, M. V.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 1-13
Abstract

Local persistence of infection is a key feature of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) among cattle herds in the Republic of Ireland. The aim of this study was to determine the relative importance of 'neighbourhood', specifically farm-to-farm spread and spread from wildlife, in the persistence of bTB by...

Author(s)
White, P. W.; Martin, S. W.; Jong, M. C. M. de; O'Keeffe, J. J.; More, S. J.; Frankena, K.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2013, 110, 3/4, pp 346-355

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