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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

This article describes the licencing and requirements for a training course on how to implement a trapping and shooting programme for wild badgers (Meles meles) which act as reservoirs for Mycobacterium bovis. This training course aims to meet welfare and regulatory standards in the control of...

Publisher
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London, UK
Citation
Establishing and running a badger culling training course and assessing competence: minimum course requirements, 2012, pp 21 pp.
Abstract

Culling is often considered as a tool for controlling wildlife diseases that can also infect people or livestock. Culling European badgers Meles meles can cause both positive and negative effects on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. One factor likely to influence the outcome of...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Gilks, P.; Johnston, W. T.; Fevre, A. M. le; Cox, D. R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Gettinby, G.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Zoology, 2008, 274, 1, pp 28-37
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Author(s)
Gallagher, J.; Muirhead, R. H.; Turnbull, A. T.; Davies, J. I.; Ashton, W. L. G.; Smith, J.; Daykin, J.; McDiarmid, A.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2006, 158, 9, pp 310-311
Abstract

Author(s)
Griffin, J. M.; Williams, D. H.; Kelly, G. E.; Clegg, T. A.; O'Boyle, I.; Collins, J. D.; More, S. J.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2005, 13, 4, pp 381-399

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