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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

Because biological systems are complex, management interventions occasionally have unintended adverse consequences. For example, attempts to control bovine tuberculosis (TB) by culling badgers Meles meles have, under some circumstances, inadvertently increased cattle TB risks. Such harmful effects...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Ham, C.; Jackson, S. Y. B.; Moyes, K.; Chapman, K.; Stratton, N. G.; Cartwright, S. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2017, 54, 3, pp 718-725
Abstract

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

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is an important animal health policy issue in Britain, which impacts farmers, the public, domestic farmed cattle and the wild badger population. The Westminster government's badger culling policy in England, which began in 2013, has caused considerable controversy....

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 511-533
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 tuberculosis is an important disease affecting the UK livestock industry. Controlling bovine tuberculosis (TB) is made more complex by the presence of a wildlife host, the Eurasian badger, Meles meles. Repeated large-scale badger culls implemented in the Randomised Badger Culling Trial...

Author(s)
Bielby, J.; Vial, F.; Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 10, pp e0164618
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

Badgers are a wildlife host of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and an important contributor to the epidemiology of bTB in cattle in Ireland and Britain. Repeated culling of badgers in high prevalence cattle bTB areas has been used in the Republic of Ireland as ...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Kenny, K.; Fogarty, U.; O'Keeffe, J. J.; More, S. J.; McGrath, G.; Teeling, M.; Martin, S. W.; Dohoo, I. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2015, 122, 3, pp 345-354
Abstract

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

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is a controversial animal health policy issue in England, which impacts farmers, the public, cattle and badgers. Badgers (Meles meles) act as a wildlife reservoir of disease. Policy options for badger control include (1) do nothing, (2) badger culling, and (3) badger ...

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 485-510

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