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Tuberculosis (TB) caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and other closely related members of the M. tuberculosis complex (MTC) infects many domestic and wildlife species across Europe. Transmission from wildlife species to cattle complicates the control of disease in cattle. By...

Hardstaff, J. L.; Marion, G.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Research in Veterinary Science, 2014, 97, Suppl., pp S86-S93

Environmental contamination by infected badger urine is thought to be the main mode of transmission of tuberculosis from badgers to cattle. Despite the introduction of badger control measures in 1975, many cattle in the southwest of England fail the tuberculin test. Areas subject to repeated badger ...

White, P. C. L.; Brown, J. A.; Harris, S.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 1993, 253, 1338, pp 277-284