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Cover for Role of wildlife in the epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i>.

This book chapter discusses the Mycobacterium bovis infection in key wildlife hosts such as the possums, badgers, wild boar and feral pigs, and deer; multi-host complexes and the ecology of M. bovis dynamics and persistence; and transmission at the livestock-wildlife interface.

Author(s)
Fox, N. J.; Barrow, P. A.; Hutchings, M. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) in livestock, caused by Mycobacterium bovis, persists in many countries. In the UK and Ireland, efforts to control TB through culling of badgers (Meles meles), the principal wildlife host, have failed and there is significant interest in vaccination of badgers as an alternative or ...

Author(s)
Hardstaff, J. L.; Bulling, M. T.; Marion, G.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2013, 141, 7, pp 1417-1427
Abstract

Culling wildlife to control disease can lead to both decreases and increases in disease levels, with apparently conflicting responses observed, even for the same wildlife-disease system. There is therefore a pressing need to understand how culling design and implementation influence culling's...

Author(s)
Prentice, J. C.; Fox, N. J.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.; Davidson, R. S.; Marion, G.
Publisher
The Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2019, 16, 152, pp 20180901
Abstract

Background: The persistence of bovine TB (bTB) in various countries throughout the world is enhanced by the existence of wildlife hosts for the infection. In Britain and Ireland, the principal wildlife host for bTB is the badger (Meles meles). The objective of our study was to examine the dynamics...

Author(s)
Hardstaff, J. L.; Bulling, M. T.; Marion, G.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2012, 8, 92, pp (27 June 2012)
Abstract

This study was conducted to correlate individual cow characteristics and physiological state (age, milk output, milk composition and genetic merit) with the levels and type of contact they have with areas of contaminated pasture. Dairy cattle were used as model system for the risks of tuberculosis...

Author(s)
Scantlebury, M.; Harris, S.; Allcroft, D. J.; Hutchings, M. R.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2006, 143, 2, pp 141-158
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB; Mycobacterium bovis) is a bacterial infection of cattle that also affects certain wildlife species. Culling badgers (Meles meles), the principal wildlife host, results in perturbation of the badger population and an increased level of disease in cattle. Therefore, the...

Author(s)
White, P. C.; Böhm, M.; Marion, G.; Hutchings, M. R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Microbiology, 2008, 16, 9, pp 420-427
Abstract

A deterministic approach was used to quantify the amount of grazing and investigatory contact cattle have with badger (Meles meles) urine and faeces. Grazing contact was defined as bites taken from the sward, and investigative contact was defined as close muzzle to sward contact. It was calculated...

Author(s)
Hutchings, M. R.; Harris, S.
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 1999, 122, 1, pp 167-174
Abstract

The spatial distribution of urine and faecal scent marks of badgers Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758) at low population density (mean±SE across 4 social groups was 5.73±0.735 badgers/km2) in southwestern England were quantified. Eighteen badger latrines (greater than one dung pit containing faeces), 74...

Author(s)
Hutchings, M. R.; Service, K. M.; Harris, S.
Publisher
Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialowieza, Poland
Citation
Acta Theriologica, 2001, 46, 1, pp 87-96
Abstract

Background: The continuing expansion of high incidence areas of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain (GB) raises a number of questions concerning the determinants of infection at the herd level that are driving spread of the disease. Here, we develop risk factor models to quantify the...

Author(s)
Bessell, P. R.; Orton, R.; White, P. C. L.; Hutchings, M. R.; Kao, R. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2012, 8, 51, pp (7 May 2012)
Abstract

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...

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

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