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Bovine TB (bTB) is endemic in Irish cattle and has eluded eradication despite considerable expenditure, amid debate over the relative roles of badgers and cattle in disease transmission. Using a comprehensive dataset from Northern Ireland (>10,000 km2; 29,513 cattle herds), we investigated...

Author(s)
Wright, D. M.; Reid, N.; Montgomery, W. I.; Allen, A. R.; Skuce, R. A.; Kao, R. R.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 1, pp 13062
Abstract

Herd depopulation is used to combat residual infection with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. In previous studies, depopulation was ineffective in reducing future bTB risk in herds, consistent with localised persistence. In 2000, Irish national policy was modified to include a local badger cull, ...

Author(s)
Good, M.; Clegg, T. A.; Duignan, A.; More, S. J.
Publisher
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Roslin, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Leipzig, Germany, 23rd-25th March 2011, 2011, pp 256-265
Abstract

Beliefs can play an important role in farmer behaviour and willingness to adopt new policies. In Northern Ireland, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is one of the most important endemic diseases facing the cattle industry. An observational study was conducted on 192 farms in a high bTB incidence area...

Author(s)
O'Hagan, M. J. H.; Matthews, D. I.; Laird, C.; McDowell, S. W. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2016, 212, pp 22-26
Abstract

Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) in wild animal populations may act as a reservoir of infection for domestic livestock and interfere with disease control and eradication programmes. It is instructive to examine successful national tuberculosis programs for domestic livestock where...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2007, 15, 1, pp 3-12
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
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Griffin, J. M.; Quigley, F.; Towey, K. P.; Costello, E.; Hammond, R. F.; McGrath, G.; Sleeman, D. P.; Collins, J. D.
Publisher
International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE), Colorado, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, August 6-11 2000, 2000, pp Id 184

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