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Control of wild animals may give rise to controversy, as is seen in the case of badger control to manage TB in cattle in the UK. However, it is striking that concerns about the potential suffering of the affected animals themselves are often given little attention or completely ignored in policies...

Author(s)
Sandøe, P.; Gamborg, C.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 571-578
Abstract

The fact that both humans and nonhuman animals utilise the world's natural capital means that conflicts of interest are ultimately inevitable. From an ethical perspective, omnivorous humans are obliged to manage those nonhumans they exploit for food in ways that they consider respect their rights...

Author(s)
Mepham, B.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
The end of animal life: a start for ethical debate: ethical and societal considerations on killing animals, 2016, pp 115-136
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is an important disease affecting the UK livestock industry. Controlling bovine tuberculosis (TB) is made more complex by the presence of a wildlife host, the Eurasian badger, Meles meles. Repeated large-scale badger culls implemented in the Randomised Badger Culling Trial...

Author(s)
Bielby, J.; Vial, F.; Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 10, pp e0164618
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

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

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the most serious endemic disease facing the livestock industry in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (RoI), where its management has been confounded by the presence of persistent infection in the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Field evidence suggests that...

Author(s)
Wilson, G. J.; Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 43-50
Abstract

Wildlife diseases can have undesirable effects on wildlife, on livestock and people. Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is such a disease. This study derives and then evaluates relationships between the proportion of cattle herds with newly detected TB infection in a year and data on badgers, in parts of...

Author(s)
Donnelly, C. A.; Hone, J.
Publisher
De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases, 2010, 2, 1, pp Article 3

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