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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
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the most serious endemic disease facing the livestock industry in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (RoI), where its management has been confounded by the presence of persistent infection in the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Field evidence suggests that...

Author(s)
Wilson, G. J.; Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 43-50
Abstract

During 2005, a field survey of badger activity was carried out to evaluate differences between two areas with different levels of bovine tuberculosis (annual herd incidences of 16% and 4%) and to assess the awareness of herd keepers in relation to badgers. A random selection of herd keepers was...

Author(s)
Menzies, F. D.; Abernethy, D. A.; Stringer, L. A.; Jordan, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 112-119
Abstract

The badger (Meles meles) is an important wildlife host for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and is a reservoir of infection to cattle. Reliable indicators of badger abundance at large spatial scales are important for informing epidemiological investigation. Thus, we aimed to estimate badger social group...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Acevedo, P.; Green, S.; O'Keeffe, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecological Indicators, 2014, 43, pp 94-102
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
Abstract

Background: The persistence of bovine TB (bTB) in various countries throughout the world is enhanced by the existence of wildlife hosts for the infection. In Britain and Ireland, the principal wildlife host for bTB is the badger (Meles meles). The objective of our study was to examine the dynamics...

Author(s)
Hardstaff, J. L.; Bulling, M. T.; Marion, G.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2012, 8, 92, pp (27 June 2012)
Abstract

Heterogeneities in behaviours of individuals may underpin important processes in evolutionary biology and ecology, including the spread of disease. Modelling approaches can sometimes fail to predict disease spread, which may partly be due to the number of unknown sources of variation in host...

Author(s)
Weber, N.; Bearhop, S.; Dall, S. R. X.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Carter, S. P.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2013, 67, 3, pp 471-479
Abstract

Background: In parts of Great Britain and Ireland, Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) constitute a reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis infection and a potential source of infection for cattle. In vitro diagnostic tests for live badgers are an important component of strategies to control TB in this...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Waterhouse, S.; Lyashchenko, K.; Delahay, R.; Sayers, R.; Hewinson, R. G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2009, 5, 42, pp (17 November 2009)
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

Mycobacterium bovis is the cause of tuberculosis in animals and sometimes humans. Many developed nations have long-standing programmes to eradicate tuberculosis in livestock, principally cattle. As disease prevalence in cattle decreases these efforts are sometimes impeded by passage of M. bovis...

Author(s)
Palmer, M. V.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 1-13

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