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Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis, is a persistent problem in cattle herds in Ireland and the United Kingdom, resulting in hardship for affected farmers and substantial ongoing national exchequer expenditure. There is irrefutable scientific evidence that badgers ...

Author(s)
NíBhuachalla, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; More, S. J.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Dove Medical Press Ltd, Macclesfield, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2015, 6, pp 27-38
Abstract

This article describes the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in wild badgers (Meles meles) killed by vehicles in Northern Ireland through postmortem diagnosis.

Author(s)
Courcier, E. A.; Menzies, F. D.; Strain, S. A. J.; Skuce, R. A.; Robinson, P. A.; Patterson, I. A. P.; McBride, K. R.; McCormick, C. M.; Walton, E.; McDowell, S. W. J.; Abernethy, D. A.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 182, 9, pp 259
Abstract

In a survey, 457 badgers that had been found dead in Wales were postmortem-examined, and samples were examined by histology and by extended culture (for up to 12 weeks). Mycobacterium bovis was cultured from 55 badgers (12.0 per cent), and the histology typical of M. bovis infection was seen in a...

Author(s)
Goodchild, A. V.; Watkins, G. H.; Sayers, A. R.; Jones, J. R.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2012, 170, 10, pp 259
Abstract

Badgers (Meles meles) have been implicated in the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection to cattle in Ireland and UK. Recent studies in Ireland have shown that although the disease is endemic in badgers, the prevalence of disease is not uniform throughout the country and can vary among...

Author(s)
Furphy, C.; Costello, E.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 742478
Abstract

Interactions among wildlife are likely to play a role in the transmission of diseases caused by multi-host pathogens such as Mycobacterium bovis, the agent of bovine tuberculosis. Although France is officially free from bovine tuberculosis, some areas are still harboring infection in cattle and...

Author(s)
Philipon, S.; Payne, A.; Barbier, E.; Dufour, B.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2016, No.69, pp 89-104
Abstract

In France, several surveillance programmes have been carried out to monitor the presence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in badgers in regions where cattle or wildlife show high bTB prevalence (Seine-Maritime, Côte d'Or, Dordogne/Charente). Diagnostic methods include post-mortem examination,...

Author(s)
Payne, A.; Boschiroli, M. L.; Gueneau, E.; Moyen, J. L.; Rambaud, T.; Dufour, B.; Gilot-Fromont, E.; Hars, J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2013, 59, 3, pp 331-339
Abstract

In the UK, badgers (Meles meles) are a well-known reservoir of infection, and there has been lively debate about whether badger culling should play a role within the British Government's strategy to control and eventually eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. The key source of information on the...

Author(s)
Donnelly, C. A.; Bento, A. I.; Goodchild, A. V.; Downs, S. H.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 177, 16, pp 417
AbstractFull Text

A survey of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in badgers killed by cars has been ongoing since 1999, with an annual mean of 78 badgers submitted for laboratory examination. The sample prevalence was 20.0% and temporal trends were similar to those of bovine herd prevalence. TB in badgers and surrounding...

Author(s)
Abernethy, D. A.; Walton, E.; Menzies, F.; Courtier, E.; Robinson, P.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2011, No.59/60, pp 216-218
Abstract

Landscape epidemiological studies often produce maps that visualise spatial variation in disease incidence or prevalence. Within England and Wales a component of the spatial variation in the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is endemic infection in the European badger (Meles meles) population. ...

Author(s)
Etherington, T. R.; Trewby, I. D.; Wilson, G. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Area, 2014, 46, 1, pp 50-58
Abstract

In this study, the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in Gloucestershire, UK, during 2013 and 2014-2015 were compared. It was shown that the number of positive animals decreased in response to badger culling practiced in this area.

Author(s)
Blowey, R.; Gray, C.; Griffiths, J.; Rowe, J.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 176, 8, pp 208

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