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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

Computer modeling has a long history of association with epidemiology, and has improved our understanding of the theory of disease dynamics and provided insights into wildlife disease management. A summary of badger bovine TB models and their role in decision making is presented, from a simple...

Author(s)
Smith, G. C.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, November, pp 276
Abstract

In Ireland badgers are removed in response to tuberculosis (TB) breakdowns in cattle herds (focal culling). Prevalence studies, conducted using a detailed post mortem and bacteriological examination, showed that 36-50% of badgers were infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Focal culling forms part of...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.; Collins, D. M.; McGrath, G.; Sovsic, E.; Costello, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 120-125
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

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) continues to be an intractable problem in many countries, particularly where "test and slaughter" policies cannot be implemented or where wildlife reservoirs of Mycobacterium bovis infection serve as a recurrent source of infection for domestic livestock. Alternative...

Author(s)
Buddle, B. M.; Vordermeier, H. M.; Chambers, M. A.; Klerk-Lorist, L. M. de
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, October, pp 259
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tuberculosis in badgers (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meles meles</i>).

Badgers are clearly an important wildlife reservoir of M. bovis, although the extent of their contribution to infection in cattle and the appropriate means of managing transmission risks are hotly debated. This book chapter discusses the badger ecology; pathogenesis; diagnosis; epidemiology of M....

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.; Smith, G. C.; Delahay, R. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
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Author(s)
Blowey, R.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 183, 20, pp 628-629
Abstract

Author(s)
Jones, M.; MacMillan, A.; Simmons, A.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 183, 3, pp 99-100
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

The regulatory and welfare aspects of trapping and shooting wild badgers (Meles meles) which act as reservoirs for Mycobacterium bovis in order to control the disease in cattle in the UK are discussed.

Publisher
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London, UK
Citation
Cage-trapping and shooting of badgers under licence to prevent the spread of bovine TB in cattle: best practice guidance, 2012, pp 19 pp.

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