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Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is a significant source of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in the UK and Ireland. Protection from infectious diseases, arising from maternal antibody transfer, is a well-established immunological phenomenon in mammals. In a previous study of wild badgers, transient...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A.; Chambers, M.; Delahay, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2012, 148, 3/4, pp 326-330
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis infection in Ireland and Great Britain and has been implicated in the transmission of tuberculosis to cattle. Vaccination of badgers is an option that could be used as part of a strategy to control the disease. In...

Author(s)
Lesellier, S.; Corner, L.; Costello, E.; Sleeman, P.; Lyashchenko, K. P.; Greenwald, R.; Esfandiari, J.; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2009, 127, 1/2, pp 174-180