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Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has serious consequences for Britain's cattle industry. European badgers (Meles meles) can transmit infection to cattle, and for many years the British government culled badgers in a series of attempts to reduce cattle infections. We...

Author(s)
Jenkins, H. E.; Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Cox, D. R.; Johnston, W. T.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Gettinby, G.; Gilks, P.; Hewinson, R. G.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007, 44, 5, pp 897-908
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is implicated in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (TB) to cattle in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Badger culling has been employed for the control of TB in cattle in both countries, with varying results. Social perturbation of badger populations following...

Author(s)
Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.; Smith, G. C.; MacDonald, D. W.; Riordan, P.; Etherington, T. R.; Pimley, E. R.; Walker, N. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2007, 274, 1626, pp 2769-2777
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) has been implicated in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (TB, caused by Mycobacterium bovis) to cattle. However, evidence suggests that attempts to reduce the spread of TB among cattle in Britain by culling badgers have mixed effects. A large-scale field...

Author(s)
Pope, L. C.; Butlin, R. K.; Wilson, G. J.; Woodroffe, R.; Erven, K.; Conyers, C. M.; Franklin, T.; Delahay, R. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Burke, T.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2007, 16, 23, pp 4919-4929
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a serious zoonotic disease, which despite a largely successful test and slaughter programme has persisted in cattle herds in parts of the UK. The badger (Meles meles) is widely considered to represent a significant wildlife reservoir for the transmission of Mycobacterium ...

Author(s)
Delahay, R. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Smith, G. C.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Bailliere Tindall Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2003, 166, 1, pp 43-51