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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

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.
Abstract

This reports on the vaccination programme that was carried out between May and November 2013 as part of the five year vaccination project in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in West Wales which is part of the Welsh Government's wider programme of work to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from cattle in...

Publisher
Welsh Government, UK
Citation
Bovine TB eradication programme IAA badger vaccination programme. Year 2 report, 2014, pp 12 pp.
Abstract

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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