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Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is the most economically important animal health policy issue in Britain. The problem of what to do about badgers has plagued successive governments since a dead badger was discovered with bovine TB in 1971. Successive Labour governments (1997-2010) oversaw the...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 469-484
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

Bovine tuberculosis is one of the biggest challenges facing cattle farming in Great Britain. European badgers (Meles meles) are a reservoir host for the causal agent, Mycobacterium bovis. There have been significant recent advances in diagnostic testing for tuberculosis in humans, cattle and ...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A. J.; Chambers, M. A.; McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Immunology, 2015, 144, 2, pp 263-270
Abstract

This issue contains topics on the science, policy and politics of bovine tuberculosis and badger control in Britain; the development of an animal welfare impact assessment (AWIA) tool and its application to bovine tuberculosis and badger control in England; a utilitarian analysis of policy options...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S.; Reiss, M.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 469-584
Abstract

Human and livestock diseases can be difficult to control where infection persists in wildlife populations. Control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in British cattle is complicated by the maintenance of Mycobacterium bovis (the causative agent of bTB) in badgers, acting as reservoirs of infection....

Author(s)
Vial, F.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2012, 8, 1, pp 50-53
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

This reports on the vaccination programme that was carried out between May and November 2013 as part of the five year vaccination project in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in West Wales which is part of the Welsh Government's wider programme of work to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from cattle in...

Publisher
Welsh Government, UK
Citation
Bovine TB eradication programme IAA badger vaccination programme. Year 2 report, 2014, pp 12 pp.
Abstract

Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are a reservoir host of Mycobacterium bovis and are implicated in the transmission of tuberculosis to cattle in Ireland and Great Britain. The development of a vaccine for use in badgers is considered a key element of any long-term sustainable campaign to eradicate...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; O'Meara, D.; Lesellier, S.; Aldwell, F. E.; Singh, M.; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M. A.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2010, 28, 38, pp 6265-6272
Abstract

Thirty-six farms in parishes in western England that had recently experienced herd breakdowns of bovine tuberculosis were surveyed for signs of badger activity and for husbandry practices relating to the access of badgers to the farm buildings and facilities. Signs of activity were detected within...

Author(s)
Ward, A. I.; Tolhurst, B. A.; Walker, N. J.; Roper, T. J.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2008, 163, 4, pp 107-111
Abstract

A standard postmortem protocol, consisting of gross pathology, culture for mycobacteria and limited selective histopathology, was used in the randomised badger culling trial in Great Britain to detect Mycobacterium bovis infection. This standard protocol was compared with a more detailed protocol...

Author(s)
Crawshaw, T. R.; Griffiths, I. B.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2008, 163, 16, pp 473-477

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