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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

Tuberculosis (TB), due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis was diagnosed in a flock of alpaca in Ireland in 2004. An epidemiological investigation was conducted to identify the risk of TB for farmed alpaca where TB is endemic, the origin of the infection, the potential for alpaca-to-alpaca...

Author(s)
Connolly, D. J.; Dwyer, P. J.; Fagan, J.; Hayes, M.; Ryan, E. G.; Costello, E.; Kilroy, A.; More, S. J.
Publisher
Irish Veterinary Association, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Irish Veterinary Journal, 2008, 61, 8, pp 533-537
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
Abstract

The four-area project was undertaken to further assess the impact of badger removal on the control of tuberculosis in cattle herds in Ireland. It was conducted between 1997 and 2002 in matched removal and reference areas in four counties, namely Cork, Donegal, Kilkenny and Monaghan, representing a...

Author(s)
Griffin, J. M.; More, S. J.; Clegg, T. A.; Collins, J. D.; O'Boyle, I.; Williams, D. H.; Kelly, G. E.; Costello, E.; Sleeman, D. P.; O'Shea, F.; Duggan, M.; Murphy, J.; Lavin, D. P. T.
Publisher
Irish Veterinary Association, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Irish Veterinary Journal, 2005, 58, 11, pp 629-636

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