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In Great Britain (GB) overall, approximately nine new incidents of bovine TB (bTB) were detected in 2017 for every 100 herds that underwent a full year of surveillance, a slight increase from the 2016 figure of 8.4. There was substantial variation across GB at country, surveillance risk area and...

Author(s)
Perrin, L. D.; Harris, K. A.; Lawes, J. R.; Frost, S.; Brouwer, A.; Dale, J.; Palkopoulou, E.; Upton, P. A.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2019, 184, 12, pp 371-378
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is the most economically important animal health policy issue in Britain. The problem of what to do about badgers has plagued successive governments since a dead badger was discovered with bovine TB in 1971. Successive Labour governments (1997-2010) oversaw the...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 469-484
Abstract

This issue contains topics on the science, policy and politics of bovine tuberculosis and badger control in Britain; the development of an animal welfare impact assessment (AWIA) tool and its application to bovine tuberculosis and badger control in England; a utilitarian analysis of policy options...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S.; Reiss, M.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 469-584
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis (TB) in cattle is a disease with far-reaching economic effects throughout Europe but especially in Great Britain and Ireland. Wildlife reservoirs, in particular the European badger Meles meles, continue to play an important role in the transmission of the disease, although the...

Author(s)
Mullen, E. M.; MacWhite, T.; Maher, P. K.; Kelly, D. J.; Marples, N. M.; Good, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 171, pp 170-176
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is one of the biggest challenges facing cattle farming in Great Britain. European badgers (Meles meles) are a reservoir host for the causal agent, Mycobacterium bovis. There have been significant recent advances in diagnostic testing for tuberculosis in humans, cattle and ...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A. J.; Chambers, M. A.; McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Immunology, 2015, 144, 2, pp 263-270
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most complex, persistent and controversial problems facing the British cattle industry, costing the country an estimated £100 million per year. The low sensitivity of the standard diagnostic test leads to considerable ambiguity in determining the main...

Author(s)
Brooks-Pollock, E.; Roberts, G. O.; Keeling, M. J.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Nature (London), 2014, 511, 7508, pp 228-231
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a significant threat to the cattle industry in England and Wales. It is widely acknowledged that a combination of measures targeting both cattle and wildlife will be required to eradicate bovine TB or reduce its prevalence until European official freedom status is...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Carter, S. P.; Wilson, G. J.; Jones, G.; Brown, E.; Hewinson, R. G.; Vordermeier, M.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2014, 175, 4, pp 90-96
Abstract

This reports on the vaccination programme that was carried out between May and November 2013 as part of the five year vaccination project in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in West Wales which is part of the Welsh Government's wider programme of work to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from cattle in...

Publisher
Welsh Government, UK
Citation
Bovine TB eradication programme IAA badger vaccination programme. Year 2 report, 2014, pp 12 pp.
Abstract

Landscape epidemiological studies often produce maps that visualise spatial variation in disease incidence or prevalence. Within England and Wales a component of the spatial variation in the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is endemic infection in the European badger (Meles meles) population. ...

Author(s)
Etherington, T. R.; Trewby, I. D.; Wilson, G. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Area, 2014, 46, 1, pp 50-58
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Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2014, 174, 10, pp 254-255

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