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The diagnosis and control of Mycobacterium bovis infection (bovine tuberculosis: TB) continues to present huge challenges to the British cattle industry. A clearer understanding of the magnitude and duration of immune response to M. bovis infection in the European badger (Meles meles) - a wildlife...

Author(s)
Buzdugan, S. N.; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Drewe, J. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2017, 145, 15, pp 3204-3213
Abstract

Demographic buffering allows populations to persist by compensating for fluctuations in vital rates, including disease-induced mortality. Using long-term data on a badger (Meles meles Linnaeus, 1758) population naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis, we built an integrated population model to...

Author(s)
McDonald, J. L.; Bailey, T.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Smith, G. C.; Hodgson, D. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2016, 19, 4, pp 443-449
Abstract

How anthropogenic and climatic effects impact on species has arisen as one of the most fundamental questions in conservation biology today. We hypothesised that human land use patterns in an agricultural matrix would influence habitat selection in badgers and, further, that seasonal and climatic...

Author(s)
Elliott, S.; O'Brien, J.; Hayden, T. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Mammal Research, 2015, 60, 4, pp 331-342
Abstract

In many federal states tuberculosis has sporadically been detected over the years in livestock, companion animals, zoo animals and wildlife. The present report summarizes cases which have been processed in the national veterinary reference laboratory for tuberculosis between 2002 and 2014....

Author(s)
Moser, I.; Ternes, K.; Peters, M.; Büttner, M.; Spanò, M.
Publisher
Terra-Verlag GmbH, Konstanz, Germany
Citation
Tierärztliche Umschau, 2015, 70, 5, pp 167-176
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
Abstract

Background: Infections with Mycobacterium bovis and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) are shared between livestock, wildlife and sporadically human beings. Wildlife reservoirs exist worldwide and can interfere with bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication efforts....

Author(s)
Muñoz-Mendoza, M.; Marreros, N.; Boadella, M.; Gortázar, C.; Menéndez, S.; Juan, L. de; Bezos, J.; Romero, B.; Copano, M. F.; Amado, J.; Sáez, J. L.; Mourelo, J.; Balseiro, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 176, pp (8 September 2013)
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis is a zoonotic disease classically carried by cattle and spilling over into humans primarily by the ingestion of milk. However, in recent decades, there have been many endemic geographic localities where M. bovis has been detected infecting wildlife...

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, S. D.; Kaneene, J. B.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2013, 50, 3, pp 488-499
Abstract

An overview of Sylvatub, a national monitoring tool for bovine tuberculosis in non-captive wildlife in France, is given. This article presents the results obtained during the first two years of operation of Sylvatub (hunting seasons 2011-12 and 2012-13 for the big game animals and the 2012 and 2013 ...

Author(s)
Réveillaud, É.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé, 2013, No.25, pp 33-40
Abstract

This article outlines the different monitoring methods used to detect Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild populations as well as examples of developed countries where wildlife reservoirs have been identified (Spain, UK, France, New Zealand, Australia and USA). The control measures in effect and...

Author(s)
Rivière, J.; Payne, A.; Hars, J.; Dufour, B.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé, 2013, No.25, pp 25-32
Abstract

The European Badger (Meles meles) has been implicated in the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in cattle populations in the Republic of Ireland. Badger populations have been subject to a culling regime in areas with chronic histories of bTB cattle herd breakdowns. Removal data from 2004 to 2010...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Sleeman, D. P.; Davenport, J.; Martin, S. W.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2013, 59, 1, pp 25-37

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