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The control of diseases in human and livestock populations can be hampered by the existence of a reservoir of infection in wildlife. However, simplistic approaches of controlling such sources of infection by culling wildlife populations may not adequately address ecological complexities. In the UK...

Author(s)
Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2006, 14, 1, pp 7-11
Abstract

Since the 1970s the control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle, predominantly in the SW of England has proved continually recalcitrant; it is currently increasing at an annual rate of 18%. This deterioration has occurred despite a succession of government schemes involving killing badgers, ...

Author(s)
Macdonald, D. W.; Riordan, P.; Mathews, F.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biological Conservation, 2006, 131, 2, pp 268-286