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In the UK and Ireland, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination of badgers has been suggested as one of a number of strategies to control or even eradicate Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers. In this manuscript, we present the results of a badger field trial conducted in Ireland and discuss...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; O'Keeffe, J.; McGrath, G.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 149, pp 29-37
Abstract

The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; McGrath, G.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Martin, W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 104-111
Abstract

In Ireland badgers are removed in response to tuberculosis (TB) breakdowns in cattle herds (focal culling). Prevalence studies, conducted using a detailed post mortem and bacteriological examination, showed that 36-50% of badgers were infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Focal culling forms part of...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.; Collins, D. M.; McGrath, G.; Sovsic, E.; Costello, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 120-125
Abstract

A spatio-temporal analysis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers, an important wildlife-reservoir species, was undertaken in the Republic of Ireland. In total, 4,948 badgers with full capture and testing records were analysed using Generalised Estimating Equations (GEE). The overall badger...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Kenny, K.; Fogarty, U.; O'Keeffe, J.; More, S. J.; McGrath, G.; Martin, S. W.; Dohoo, I. R.
Publisher
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Proceedings of a meeting held in Dublin, Irish Republic, 26-28 March 2014, 2014, pp 222-233
Abstract

Badgers are a wildlife host of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and an important contributor to the epidemiology of bTB in cattle in Ireland and Britain. Repeated culling of badgers in high prevalence cattle bTB areas has been used in the Republic of Ireland as ...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Kenny, K.; Fogarty, U.; O'Keeffe, J. J.; More, S. J.; McGrath, G.; Teeling, M.; Martin, S. W.; Dohoo, I. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2015, 122, 3, pp 345-354
Abstract

Background: Bovine tuberculosis (bTB, caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis) is endemic in the Irish cattle population, and the subject of a national eradication programme since the late 1950s. During 2014, a substantial area-level bTB outbreak developing in north County Sligo, necessitating ...

Author(s)
Doyle, R.; Clegg, T. A.; McGrath, G.; Tratalos, J.; Barrett, D.; Lee, A.; More, S. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Irish Veterinary Journal, 2018, 71, 24, pp (28 November 2018)
Abstract

We investigated whether strains (restriction fragment length polymorphism, RFLP-types) of Mycobacterium bovis isolated from badgers and from cattle clustered among and within four areas in Ireland. The spatial scan test and nearest-neighbor analysis were used as the spatial cluster-detection...

Author(s)
Olea-Popelka, F. J.; Flynn, O.; Costello, E.; McGrath, G.; Collins, J. D.; O'Keeffe, J.; Kelton, D. F.; Berke, O.; Martin, S. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2005, 71, 1/2, pp 57-70
Abstract

An analysis of the molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis in badgers was made in four selected areas of the Republic of Ireland in which an intensive badger removal programme was being carried out over a period of five years. Tissue samples from 2310 badgers were cultured. Restriction...

Author(s)
Costello, E.; Flynn, O.; Quigley, F.; O'Grady, D.; Griffin, J.; Clegg, T.; McGrath, G.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2006, 159, 19, pp 619-623
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) continues to be a problem in cattle herds in Ireland and Britain. It has been suggested that failure to eradicate this disease is related to the presence of a wildlife reservoir (the badger). A large-scale project was undertaken in the Republic of Ireland during 1997-2002...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; White, P. W.; McGrath, G.; O'Keeffe, J.; Martin, S. W.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Research, 2014, 45, 109, pp (26 October 2014)
Abstract

We investigated the impact of targeted removal of badgers on the subsequent bovine tuberculosis (BTB) risk in cattle herds in county Laois, Ireland. The study period was 1989-2005. For each of 122 targeted badger-removal licenses (permit to remove badgers in the proximity of cattle herds undergoing ...

Author(s)
Olea-Popelka, F. J.; Fitzgerald, P.; White, P.; McGrath, G.; Collins, J. D.; O'Keeffe, J.; Kelton, D. F.; Berke, O.; More, S.; Martin, S. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2009, 88, 3, pp 178-184

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