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The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; McGrath, G.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Martin, W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 104-111
Abstract

Interactions among wildlife are likely to play a role in the transmission of diseases caused by multi-host pathogens such as Mycobacterium bovis, the agent of bovine tuberculosis. Although France is officially free from bovine tuberculosis, some areas are still harboring infection in cattle and...

Author(s)
Philipon, S.; Payne, A.; Barbier, E.; Dufour, B.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2016, No.69, pp 89-104
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the most serious endemic disease facing the livestock industry in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (RoI), where its management has been confounded by the presence of persistent infection in the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Field evidence suggests that...

Author(s)
Wilson, G. J.; Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 43-50
AbstractFull Text

A survey of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in badgers killed by cars has been ongoing since 1999, with an annual mean of 78 badgers submitted for laboratory examination. The sample prevalence was 20.0% and temporal trends were similar to those of bovine herd prevalence. TB in badgers and surrounding...

Author(s)
Abernethy, D. A.; Walton, E.; Menzies, F.; Courtier, E.; Robinson, P.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2011, No.59/60, pp 216-218
Abstract

Seine-Maritime, Côte-d'Or and Dordogne/Charente are areas of high prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle or wildlife. In these areas, surveys have been carried out to monitor the presence of bTB in badgers, a species considered as a bTB maintenance host in British Islands. Post- mortem...

Author(s)
Payne, A.; Boschiroli, M. L.; Gueneau, E.; Moyen, J. L.; Rambaud, T.; Dufour, B.; Gilot-Fromont, E.; Hars, J.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2012, No.62, pp 43-53
Abstract

Despite the compulsory test and slaughter campaigns in cattle, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is still present in Spain, and the role of wildlife reservoirs is increasingly recognized. We provide an update on recent progress made in bTB control in Spanish wildlife, including aspects of epidemiology,...

Author(s)
Gortazar, C.; Vicente, J.; Boadella, M.; Ballesteros, C.; Galindo, R. C.; Garrido, J.; Aranaz, A.; Fuente, J. de la
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 170-178
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the cause of tuberculosis in animals and sometimes humans. Many developed nations have long-standing programmes to eradicate tuberculosis in livestock, principally cattle. As disease prevalence in cattle decreases these efforts are sometimes impeded by passage of M. bovis...

Author(s)
Palmer, M. V.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 1-13
Abstract

Bovine Tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis (bTb) is a good example of an eradication process undergone in France since the 1950's. After an initial phase of relatively rapid decline in the number of infected farms in 50 years from an annual prevalence of about 25% to less than 0.02%, France was ...

Author(s)
Dufour, B.; Bénet, J. J.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2013, No.64, pp 71-82
Abstract

The TB epidemic in cattle in Britain has worsened with a 24% increase in herd outbreaks during 2008. The soundness of the policy advice from the Independent Scientific Group on TB (ISG) is thus questioned. Assumptions which have been made in the mathematical modelling of the disease are challenged...

Author(s)
Gallagher, J.; Sainsbury, R. M.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2009, 17, 1, pp 45-49
Abstract

The pattern of mycobacterial infection in both wild and domestic pigs over the last 50 years is described. Infection with M. avium usually occurs through environmental contamination by affected birds. M. bovis infection, on the other hand, can result from pigs scavenging dead carcasses, e.g....

Author(s)
Barlow, A. M.; Monies, R. J.
Publisher
Pig Veterinary Society, Chippenham, UK
Citation
Pig Journal, 2006, 58, pp 204-211

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