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Abstract

Accurate detection of infection with Mycobacterium bovis in live badgers would enable targeted tuberculosis control. Practical challenges in sampling wild badger populations mean that diagnosis of infection at the group (rather than the individual) level is attractive. We modelled data spanning 7...

Author(s)
Buzdugan, S. N.; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Drewe, J. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2016, 144, 8, pp 1717-1727
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.