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The restraint and sedation of wild animals has welfare implications, thus animal handling procedures should be well-informed and optimised to adhere to welfare standards. Furthermore, it is important that handling procedures should not cause future trap avoidance. This is of particular pertinence...

Author(s)
Sun, Q.; Stevens, C.; Newman, C.; Buesching, C. D.; Macdonald, D. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2015, 24, 4, pp 373-385
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

This article discusses the issues regarding the probability of detecting Mycobacterium bovis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in soil samples from the spoil heaps of main badger (Meles meles) setts in the UK is correlated with the prevalence of excretion (infectiousness) of captured badgers...

Author(s)
Courtenay, O.; Reilly, L. A.; Sweeney, F. P.; MacDonald, D. W.; Delahay, R. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Keeling, M. J.; Wellington, E. M. H.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2007, 161, 24, pp 817-818
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an important disease of cattle and an emerging infectious disease of humans. Cow- and badger-based control strategies have failed to eradicate bTB from the British cattle herd, and the incidence is rising by about 18% per year. The annual cost to taxpayers in Britain is ...

Author(s)
Mathews, F.; Macdonald, D. W.; Taylor, G. M.; Gelling, M.; Norman, R. A.; Honess, P. E.; Foster, R.; Gower, C. M.; Varley, S.; Harris, A.; Palmer, S.; Hewinson, G.; Webster, J. P.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2006, 273, 1584, pp 357-365
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a very important disease of cattle in Great Britain, where it has been increasing in incidence and geographical distribution. In addition to cattle, it infects other species of domestic and wild animals, in particular the European badger (Meles meles). Policy to control ...

Author(s)
Godfray, H. C. J.; Donnelly, C. A.; Kao, R. R.; Macdonald, D. W.; McDonald, R. A.; Petrokofsky, G.; Wood, J. L. N.; Woodroffe, R.; Young, D. B.; McLean, A. R.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2013, 280, 1768, pp 20131634
Abstract

The spatial organization of a badger population (North Nibley) is described before and after it was subjected to a UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food badger removal operation (BRO) intended to control bovine tuberculosis. Comparison is made with an undisturbed badger population...

Author(s)
Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Delahay, R. J.; MacDonald, D. W.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Long, B.; Donnelly, C. A.
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2000, 69, 5, pp 815-828
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle and wildlife. Direct aerosol contact is thought to be the primary route of infection between conspecifics, whereas indirect transmission via an environmental reservoir of M. bovis is generally perceived not to be a...

Author(s)
Courtenay, O.; Reilly, L. A.; Sweeney, F. P.; Hibberd, V.; Bryan, S.; Ul-Hassan, A.; Newman, C.; Macdonald, D. W.; Delahay, R. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Wellington, E. M. H.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2006, 2, 3, pp 460-462
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
Abstract

Many ecological studies on M. meles, as well as certain programmes to control bovine tuberculosis, would benefit from a greater understanding of the factors that influence the probability of capturing this animal in cage-traps. The authors investigated some of the factors that could explain...

Author(s)
Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Macdonald, D. W.; Delahay, R.; Rogers, L. M.; Mallinson, P. J.; Donnelly, C. A.; Newman, C.
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 1999, 36, 6, pp 1051-1062
Abstract

The associations between habitat and other factors that lead to the risk of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in dairy cattle were examined in an unmatched case-control study. Data from 60 herds with recent history of bTB and 60 controls were analysed using logistic regression. The predictors included...

Author(s)
Mathews, F.; Lovett, L.; Rushton, S.; Macdonald, D. W.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2006, 2, 2, pp 271-274

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