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A long-term research programme has been underway in Ireland to evaluate the usefulness of badger vaccination as part of the national bTB (bovine tuberculosis) control strategy. This culminated in a field trial which commenced in county Kilkenny in 2009 to determine the effects of badger vaccination ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Whelan, C.; Martin, W.; Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e100139
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis, is a persistent problem in cattle herds in Ireland and the United Kingdom, resulting in hardship for affected farmers and substantial ongoing national exchequer expenditure. There is irrefutable scientific evidence that badgers ...

Author(s)
NíBhuachalla, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; More, S. J.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Dove Medical Press Ltd, Macclesfield, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2015, 6, pp 27-38
Abstract

European badgers (Meles meles) are considered to be an important reservoir of infection for Mycobacterium bovis and are implicated in the transmission of tuberculosis to cattle in Ireland and Great Britain. Accurate tests are required for tuberculosis surveillance in badger populations and to...

Author(s)
Lesellier, S.; Corner, L.; Costello, E.; Sleeman, P.; Lyashchenko, K.; Greenwald, R.; Esfandiari, J.; Mahavir Singh; Hewinson, R. G.; Chambers, M.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2008, 122, 1/2, pp 35-45
Abstract

The principal domestic maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis is infected cattle. In countries where comprehensive surveillance schemes have been applied, tuberculosis rarely affects an animal to the extent that it presents with clinical disease. In the latter stages of an eradication campaign,...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 128-135
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is endemic in badger (Meles meles) populations of Ireland and the United Kingdom and infected badgers are a potential source of infection for cattle. In domestic livestock tuberculosis causes economic losses from lost production and the costs associated with eradication...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; O'Meara, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tuberculosis, 2008, 88, 6, pp 601-609
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is endemic in Northern Ireland and a comprehensive eradication scheme has been in operation since 1959. The current programme involves annual testing, extensive computerized tracing, short-interval testing of herds contiguous to outbreaks and compulsory slaughter of positive...

Author(s)
Abernethy, D. A.; Denny, G. O.; Menzies, F. D.; McGuckian, P.; Honhold, N.; Roberts, A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2006, 112, 2/4, pp 231-237
Abstract

Badgers (Meles meles) have been implicated in the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection to cattle in Ireland and UK. Recent studies in Ireland have shown that although the disease is endemic in badgers, the prevalence of disease is not uniform throughout the country and can vary among...

Author(s)
Furphy, C.; Costello, E.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 742478
Abstract

The eradication of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) from cattle herds may be compromised if infected wildlife species, such as European badgers (Meles meles), share the same environment and contribute to transfer of infection. Options for dealing with tuberculosis in this wild reservoir ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2009, 45, 4, pp 1042-1047
Abstract

The aim was to develop an endobronchial infection procedure for the study of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers. The badgers were anaesthetised and a cannula was passed per os to the tracheal bifurcation. When in place 1 ml of M. bovis suspension was inoculated. Three concentrations of M....

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; O'Meara, D.; Sleeman, D. P.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2007, 83, 1, pp 53-62
Abstract

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

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