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European badgers (Meles meles) in Ireland and the UK are a reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB). A number of interventions have been evaluated in attempts to control bovine TB within badger populations, and many of which rely on the capture of badgers....

Author(s)
Martin, L. E. R.; Byrne, A. W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Miller, M. A.; Olea-Popelka, F. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2017, 63, 1, pp 30
Abstract

Landscape epidemiology analyses how environmental characteristics influence pathogen transmission between hosts of one or several species, by inducing constraints on space use by hosts, and/or on pathogen survival in the environment. Here, we analysed how environmental variables could be associated ...

Author(s)
Bouchez-Zacria, M.; Courcoul, A.; Jabert, P.; Richomme, C.; Durand, B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2017, 63, 5, pp 74
Abstract

Diseases transmitted from wildlife to livestock or people may be managed more effectively if it is known where transmission occurs. In Britain, farm buildings have been proposed as important sites of Mycobacterium bovis transmission between wild badgers (Meles meles) and cattle, contributing to the ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Ham, C.; Jackson, S. Y. B.; Moyes, K.; Chapman, K.; Stratton, N. G.; Cartwright, S. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2017, 63, 1, pp 6
Abstract

Vaccination of badgers by the subcutaneous, mucosal and oral routes with the Pasteur strain of Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has resulted in significant protection against experimental infection with virulent M. bovis. However, as the BCG Danish strain is the only commercially...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Aldwell, F. E.; Lesellier, S.; Chambers, M. A.; Fitzsimons, T.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2014, 200, 3, pp 362-367
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis (TB) in cattle is a disease with far-reaching economic effects throughout Europe but especially in Great Britain and Ireland. Wildlife reservoirs, in particular the European badger Meles meles, continue to play an important role in the transmission of the disease, although the...

Author(s)
Mullen, E. M.; MacWhite, T.; Maher, P. K.; Kelly, D. J.; Marples, N. M.; Good, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 171, pp 170-176
Abstract

Characterizing patterns of animal movement is a major aim in population ecology, and yet doing so at an appropriate spatial scale remains a major challenge. Estimating the frequency and distances of movements is of particular importance when species are implicated in the transmission of zoonotic...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Quinn, J. L.; O'Keeffe, J. J.; Green, S.; Sleeman, D. P.; Martin, S. W.; Davenport, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2014, 83, 4, pp 991-1001
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a significant threat to the cattle industry in England and Wales. It is widely acknowledged that a combination of measures targeting both cattle and wildlife will be required to eradicate bovine TB or reduce its prevalence until European official freedom status is...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Carter, S. P.; Wilson, G. J.; Jones, G.; Brown, E.; Hewinson, R. G.; Vordermeier, M.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2014, 175, 4, pp 90-96
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis is a zoonotic disease classically carried by cattle and spilling over into humans primarily by the ingestion of milk. However, in recent decades, there have been many endemic geographic localities where M. bovis has been detected infecting wildlife...

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, S. D.; Kaneene, J. B.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2013, 50, 3, pp 488-499
Abstract

Background: Infections with Mycobacterium bovis and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) are shared between livestock, wildlife and sporadically human beings. Wildlife reservoirs exist worldwide and can interfere with bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication efforts....

Author(s)
Muñoz-Mendoza, M.; Marreros, N.; Boadella, M.; Gortázar, C.; Menéndez, S.; Juan, L. de; Bezos, J.; Romero, B.; Copano, M. F.; Amado, J.; Sáez, J. L.; Mourelo, J.; Balseiro, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 176, pp (8 September 2013)
Abstract

Bovine Tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis (bTb) is a good example of an eradication process undergone in France since the 1950's. After an initial phase of relatively rapid decline in the number of infected farms in 50 years from an annual prevalence of about 25% to less than 0.02%, France was ...

Author(s)
Dufour, B.; Bénet, J. J.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2013, No.64, pp 71-82

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