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A long-term research programme has been underway in Ireland to evaluate the usefulness of badger vaccination as part of the national bTB (bovine tuberculosis) control strategy. This culminated in a field trial which commenced in county Kilkenny in 2009 to determine the effects of badger vaccination ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Whelan, C.; Martin, W.; Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e100139
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

Badgers (Meles meles) have been implicated in the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection to cattle in Ireland and UK. Recent studies in Ireland have shown that although the disease is endemic in badgers, the prevalence of disease is not uniform throughout the country and can vary among...

Author(s)
Furphy, C.; Costello, E.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 742478
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

In Ireland badgers are removed in response to tuberculosis (TB) breakdowns in cattle herds (focal culling). Prevalence studies, conducted using a detailed post mortem and bacteriological examination, showed that 36-50% of badgers were infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Focal culling forms part of...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.; Collins, D. M.; McGrath, G.; Sovsic, E.; Costello, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 120-125
Abstract

The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; McGrath, G.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Martin, W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 104-111
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

The accurate diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers is key to understanding the epidemiology of tuberculosis in this species and has significant implications for devising strategies to limit spread of the disease. In this study, badgers (n=215) in the Republic of Ireland were...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.; Costello, E.; O'Meara, D.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2010, 88, 1, pp 1-5
Abstract

The eradication of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) from cattle herds may be compromised if infected wildlife species, such as European badgers (Meles meles), share the same environment and contribute to transfer of infection. Options for dealing with tuberculosis in this wild reservoir ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2009, 45, 4, pp 1042-1047

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