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Culling wild badgers Meles meles in an attempt to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) infections in domestic cattle has provoked a long and fierce debate in the UK. Research has shown that the controversy over badger culling exists because of fundamental differences in how badgers and...

Author(s)
Runhaar, H.; Runhaar, M.; Vink, H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Mammal Review, 2015, 45, 3, pp 133-145
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

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

In the UK, badgers (Meles meles) are a well-known reservoir of infection, and there has been lively debate about whether badger culling should play a role within the British Government's strategy to control and eventually eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. The key source of information on the...

Author(s)
Donnelly, C. A.; Bento, A. I.; Goodchild, A. V.; Downs, S. H.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 177, 16, pp 417
Abstract

The regulatory and welfare guidelines for culling badgers (Meles meles) which act as a reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis in order to control the disease in cattle in the UK are presented.

Publisher
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London, UK
Citation
Controlled shooting of badgers in the field under licence to prevent the spread of bovine TB in cattle: best practice guidance, 2012, pp 17 pp.
Abstract

In this study, the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in Gloucestershire, UK, during 2013 and 2014-2015 were compared. It was shown that the number of positive animals decreased in response to badger culling practiced in this area.

Author(s)
Blowey, R.; Gray, C.; Griffiths, J.; Rowe, J.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 176, 8, pp 208
Abstract

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 176, 10, pp 258
Abstract

Author(s)
McGill, I.; Abraham, M.; Allen, C.; Barros, T.; Dalzell, F.; Eastwood, B.; Edwaros, R.; Elliot, P.; Flynn, L.; Garbo, A.; Hale, G.; Hinde, J. O.; Hughes, H.; Jones, M.; Lewis, J. O.; Loubser, C.; Knight, A.; Menache, A.; Moran, D.; Pell, S. L.; Pocknell, A.; Rogers, A. J.; Saunders, R.; Southgate, P.; Torgerson, P.; Twigg, J. (et al)
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
Veterinary Times, 2015, 45, 24, pp 35
Abstract

Following on from the article 'Badgers and TB - understanding the argument' in June 2013 (VNJ 28: 187-189) this is an update on the progress, or lack thereof, in the fight against bovine tuberculosis.

Author(s)
Broadbent, R. S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2013, 28, 12, pp 388-391

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