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Bovine tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis is a zoonotic disease classically carried by cattle and spilling over into humans primarily by the ingestion of milk. However, in recent decades, there have been many endemic geographic localities where M. bovis has been detected infecting wildlife...

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, S. D.; Kaneene, J. B.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2013, 50, 3, pp 488-499
Abstract

This article discusses the role of badgers (Meles meles) as reservoir hosts in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis in the UK, and how control programmes (including culling) must also consider these animals. The role of other wild animals in other countries (possums in New Zealand, feral...

Author(s)
Jones, P.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2012, 171, 24, pp 629