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The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is a significant source of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in the UK and Ireland. Protection from infectious diseases, arising from maternal antibody transfer, is a well-established immunological phenomenon in mammals. In a previous study of wild badgers, transient...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A.; Chambers, M.; Delahay, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2012, 148, 3/4, pp 326-330
Abstract

Background: In parts of Great Britain and Ireland, Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) constitute a reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis infection and a potential source of infection for cattle. In vitro diagnostic tests for live badgers are an important component of strategies to control TB in this...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Waterhouse, S.; Lyashchenko, K.; Delahay, R.; Sayers, R.; Hewinson, R. G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2009, 5, 42, pp (17 November 2009)