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Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are an important wildlife reservoir of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) infection in Ireland and the United Kingdom. As part of national programmes to control tuberculosis in livestock, considerable effort has been devoted to studying the disease in badgers and this ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2011, 144, 1, pp 1-24
Abstract

Populations of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) with tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) are a significant reservoir of infection for cattle in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this study the distribution of infection, histological lesions and gross lesions was determined in a sample of...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; O'Meara, D.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2012, 194, 2, pp 166-172
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is endemic in badger (Meles meles) populations of Ireland and the United Kingdom and infected badgers are a potential source of infection for cattle. In domestic livestock tuberculosis causes economic losses from lost production and the costs associated with eradication...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; O'Meara, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tuberculosis, 2008, 88, 6, pp 601-609
Abstract

The aim of the study was to describe, over a period of 24 weeks, the pathological and bacteriological changes in badgers experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis. The badgers were infected by endobronchial instillation of 2.5×104 colony forming units (cfu) M. bovis. After infection, the ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; O'Meara, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2008, 85, 3, pp 481-490
Abstract

Badgers (Meles meles) have been implicated in the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection to cattle in Ireland and UK. Recent studies in Ireland have shown that although the disease is endemic in badgers, the prevalence of disease is not uniform throughout the country and can vary among...

Author(s)
Furphy, C.; Costello, E.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 742478
Abstract

The accurate diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers is key to understanding the epidemiology of tuberculosis in this species and has significant implications for devising strategies to limit spread of the disease. In this study, badgers (n=215) in the Republic of Ireland were...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.; Costello, E.; O'Meara, D.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2010, 88, 1, pp 1-5
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is endemic in Northern Ireland and a comprehensive eradication scheme has been in operation since 1959. The current programme involves annual testing, extensive computerized tracing, short-interval testing of herds contiguous to outbreaks and compulsory slaughter of positive...

Author(s)
Abernethy, D. A.; Denny, G. O.; Menzies, F. D.; McGuckian, P.; Honhold, N.; Roberts, A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2006, 112, 2/4, pp 231-237
Abstract

The eradication of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) from cattle herds may be compromised if infected wildlife species, such as European badgers (Meles meles), share the same environment and contribute to transfer of infection. Options for dealing with tuberculosis in this wild reservoir ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2009, 45, 4, pp 1042-1047
Abstract

The aim was to develop an endobronchial infection procedure for the study of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers. The badgers were anaesthetised and a cannula was passed per os to the tracheal bifurcation. When in place 1 ml of M. bovis suspension was inoculated. Three concentrations of M....

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; O'Meara, D.; Sleeman, D. P.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2007, 83, 1, pp 53-62
Abstract

Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are a reservoir host of Mycobacterium bovis and are implicated in the transmission of tuberculosis to cattle in Ireland and Great Britain. The development of a vaccine for use in badgers is considered a key element of any long-term sustainable campaign to eradicate...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; O'Meara, D.; Lesellier, S.; Aldwell, F. E.; Singh, M.; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M. A.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2010, 28, 38, pp 6265-6272

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