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Bovine tuberculosis is a disease of historical importance to human health in the UK that remains a major animal health and economic issue. Control of the disease in cattle is complicated by the presence of a reservoir species, the Eurasian badger. In spite of uncertainty in the degree to which...

Author(s)
Smith, C. M.; Downs, S. H.; Mitchell, A.; Hayward, A. C.; Fry, H.; Comber, S. C. le
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 11, pp e0142710
Abstract

The principal domestic maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis is infected cattle. In countries where comprehensive surveillance schemes have been applied, tuberculosis rarely affects an animal to the extent that it presents with clinical disease. In the latter stages of an eradication campaign,...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 128-135
Abstract

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

Disease ecology involves a systematic approach to understanding the interactions and evolution of host-pathogen systems at the population level, and is essential for developing a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for disease persistence and the most likely means of control. This systems or ...

Author(s)
O'Connor, C. M.; Haydon, D. T.; Kao, R. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2012, 104, 3/4, pp 185-197
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

Tuberculosis (TB) caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and other closely related members of the M. tuberculosis complex (MTC) infects many domestic and wildlife species across Europe. Transmission from wildlife species to cattle complicates the control of disease in cattle. By...

Author(s)
Hardstaff, J. L.; Marion, G.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2014, 97, Suppl., pp S86-S93
Abstract

A simulation model was used to evaluate the effect of different levels of culling on 6 badger social groups in an attempt to reduce or eradicate tuberculosis (TB) infection from the population. Apart from fecundity, all model parameters were derived from a comprehensive study of a...

Author(s)
Smith, G. C.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 1997, 34, 6, pp 1375-1386
Abstract

The control of bovine tuberculosis remains a significant problem in the United Kingdom, especially in the south west of England where the rising prevalence of the disease is attributed to a reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers. The possibility of controlling the disease by the...

Author(s)
Newell, D. G.; Hewinson, R. G.
Citation
Veterinary Record, 1995, 136, 18, pp 459-463

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