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Background: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid is evaluated for the diagnosis and study of lung disease and airway inflammation. Cytologic profiles for BAL fluid have not been reported for badgers and may be useful in understanding the pathogenesis of pulmonary diseases such as Mycobacterium bovis. ...

Author(s)
McCarthy, G.; Shiel, R.; O'Rourke, L.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L.; Costello, E.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2009, 38, 3, pp 381-387
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

Realtime polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect and quantify Mycobacterium bovis cells in naturally infected soil and badger (Meles meles) faeces. Immunomagnetic capture, immunofluorescence and selective culture confirmed species identification and cell viability. These techniques will...

Author(s)
Sweeney, F. P.; Courtenay, O.; Hibberd, V.; Hewinson, R. G.; Reilly, L. A.; Gaze, W. H.; Wellington, E. M. H.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2007, 73, 22, pp 7471-7473
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a persistent problem in cattle herds in Great Britain and Ireland. Whilst the involvement of badgers in the transmission cycle of Mycobacterium bovis is well established, the route of transmission from wildlife to cattle and visa versa is not understood sufficiently to...

Author(s)
Courtenay, O.; Wellington, E. M. H.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2008, 16, 2, pp 122-126

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