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Abstract

In a survey, 457 badgers that had been found dead in Wales were postmortem-examined, and samples were examined by histology and by extended culture (for up to 12 weeks). Mycobacterium bovis was cultured from 55 badgers (12.0 per cent), and the histology typical of M. bovis infection was seen in a...

Author(s)
Goodchild, A. V.; Watkins, G. H.; Sayers, A. R.; Jones, J. R.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2012, 170, 10, pp 259
Abstract

In the UK, badgers (Meles meles) are a well-known reservoir of infection, and there has been lively debate about whether badger culling should play a role within the British Government's strategy to control and eventually eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. The key source of information on the...

Author(s)
Donnelly, C. A.; Bento, A. I.; Goodchild, A. V.; Downs, S. H.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 177, 16, pp 417