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Abstract

Control of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle has proven particularly challenging where reservoirs of infection exist in wildlife populations. In Britain and Ireland, control is hampered by a reservoir of infection in Eurasian badgers (Meles meles). Badger culling has positive and negative effects...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Rogers, F.; Delahay, R. J.; Lesellier, S.; Ashford, R.; Dalley, D.; Gowtage, S.; Davé, D.; Palmer, S.; Brewer, J.; Crawshaw, T.; Clifton-Hadley, R.; Carter, S.; Cheeseman, C.; Hanks, C.; Murray, A.; Palphramand, K.; Pietravalle, S.; Smith, G. C.; Tomlinson, A.; Walker, N. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Corner, L. A. L.; Rushton, S. P.; Shirley, M. D. F.; Gettinby, G. (et al)
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2011, 278, 1713, pp 1913-1920
Abstract

European badgers (Meles meles) are a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in Great Britain (GB) and the Republic of Ireland and therefore constitute a potential source of infection for cattle. Reduction of badger densities in the Republic of Ireland has resulted in an associated...

Author(s)
Lesellier, S.; Palmer, S.; Dalley, D. J.; Davé, D.; Johnson, L.; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2006, 112, 1/2, pp 24-37