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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

European badgers (Meles meles) are a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis infection (tuberculosis) in Ireland and the UK and are implicated in the transmission of infection to livestock. Vaccination of badgers with the human BCG vaccine (Bacille Calmette Guerin) is considered as an important...

Author(s)
Kelly, D. J.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Aldwell, F. E.; Marples, N. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2011, 57, 4, pp 767-774
Abstract

The conclusion from the randomised badger culling trial was that localised badger culling not only fails to control but can actually increase the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. Professor Simon More and colleagues from University College Dublin question that conclusion, arguing that the ...

Author(s)
More, S. J.; Clegg, T. A.; McGrath, G.; Collins, J. D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2007, 161, 6, pp 208-209

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