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Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) causes substantial economic losses to cattle farmers and taxpayers in the British Isles. Disease management in cattle is complicated by the role of the European badger (Meles meles) as a host of the infection. Proactive, non-selective culling of badgers can reduce the...

Author(s)
Smith, G. C.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Budgey, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 11, pp e0167206
Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between the number of occupied setts in a badger social group territory and badger group size, breeding success, and status of infection with Mycobacterium bovis (TB). The data used were from a long-term epidemiological and ecological study of a high-density...

Author(s)
Rogers, L. M.; Forrester, G. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Yarnell, R. W.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Zoology, 2003, 260, 2, pp 209-215
Abstract

Environmental contamination by infected badger urine is thought to be the main mode of transmission of tuberculosis from badgers to cattle. Despite the introduction of badger control measures in 1975, many cattle in the southwest of England fail the tuberculin test. Areas subject to repeated badger ...

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White, P. C. L.; Brown, J. A.; Harris, S.
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 1993, 253, 1338, pp 277-284
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The aim of this study was to investigate the cattle - exposure factors associated with the risk of a bovine animal reacting to a bovine tuberculosis (bTB) skin test at a whole herd test. There were 148 study farms enrolled. These were located in six counties of the south west of England in an area...

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Ramírez-Villaescusa, A. M.; Medley, G. F.; Mason, S.; Green, L. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2009, 92, 3, pp 188-198

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