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Tuberculosis in animals is caused principally by infection with Mycobacterium bovis and the potential for transmission of infection to humans is often the fundamental driver for surveillance of disease in livestock and wild animals. However, with such a vast array of species susceptible to...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, January, pp 247
Abstract

A long-term research programme has been underway in Ireland to evaluate the usefulness of badger vaccination as part of the national bTB (bovine tuberculosis) control strategy. This culminated in a field trial which commenced in county Kilkenny in 2009 to determine the effects of badger vaccination ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Whelan, C.; Martin, W.; Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e100139
Abstract

The principal domestic maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis is infected cattle. In countries where comprehensive surveillance schemes have been applied, tuberculosis rarely affects an animal to the extent that it presents with clinical disease. In the latter stages of an eradication campaign,...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 128-135
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is one of the biggest challenges facing cattle farming in Great Britain. European badgers (Meles meles) are a reservoir host for the causal agent, Mycobacterium bovis. There have been significant recent advances in diagnostic testing for tuberculosis in humans, cattle and ...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A. J.; Chambers, M. A.; McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Immunology, 2015, 144, 2, pp 263-270
Abstract

Human and livestock diseases can be difficult to control where infection persists in wildlife populations. Control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in British cattle is complicated by the maintenance of Mycobacterium bovis (the causative agent of bTB) in badgers, acting as reservoirs of infection....

Author(s)
Vial, F.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2012, 8, 1, pp 50-53
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

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.
Abstract

The eradication of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) from cattle herds may be compromised if infected wildlife species, such as European badgers (Meles meles), share the same environment and contribute to transfer of infection. Options for dealing with tuberculosis in this wild reservoir ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2009, 45, 4, pp 1042-1047
Abstract

The European badger (Meles meles) has been identified as a wildlife reservoir of bovine tuberculosis and a source of transmission to cattle in Britain and Ireland. Both behavioural ecology and statistical ecological modelling have indicated the long-term persistence of the disease in some badger...

Author(s)
Atkins, P. J.; Robinson, P. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2013, 141, 7, pp 1437-1444

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