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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

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

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) causes substantial economic losses to cattle farmers and taxpayers in the British Isles. Disease management in cattle is complicated by the role of the European badger (Meles meles) as a host of the infection. Proactive, non-selective culling of badgers can reduce the...

Author(s)
Smith, G. C.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Budgey, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 11, pp e0167206
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

The control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle herds in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) is partially hindered by spill-back infection from wild badgers (Meles meles). The aim of this study was to determine the relative effects of interventions (combinations of culling and/or vaccination) on bTB...

Author(s)
Abdou, M.; Frankena, K.; O'Keeffe, J.; Byrne, A. W.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 125, pp 19-30
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 TB (bTB) is endemic in Irish cattle and has eluded eradication despite considerable expenditure, amid debate over the relative roles of badgers and cattle in disease transmission. Using a comprehensive dataset from Northern Ireland (>10,000 km2; 29,513 cattle herds), we investigated...

Author(s)
Wright, D. M.; Reid, N.; Montgomery, W. I.; Allen, A. R.; Skuce, R. A.; Kao, R. R.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 1, pp 13062
Abstract

Heterogeneity in the progression of disease amongst individual wild animals may impact on both pathogen and host dynamics at the population level, through differential effects on transmission, mortality and reproductive output. The role of the European badger (Meles meles) as a reservoir host for ...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A. J.; Chambers, M. A.; Wilson, G. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 37-45
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the most serious endemic disease facing the livestock industry in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (RoI), where its management has been confounded by the presence of persistent infection in the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Field evidence suggests that...

Author(s)
Wilson, G. J.; Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 43-50
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)

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