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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

Culling badgers to control the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (TB) between this wildlife reservoir and cattle has been widely debated. Industry-led culling began in Somerset and Gloucestershire between August and November 2013 to reduce local badger populations. Industry-led culling is not...

Author(s)
Brunton, L. A.; Donnelly, C. A.; O'Connor, H.; Prosser, A.; Ashfield, S.; Ashton, A.; Upton, P.; Mitchell, A.; Goodchild, A. V.; Parry, J. E.; Downs, S. H.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology and Evolution, 2017, 7, 18, pp 7213-7230
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
Abstract

This article presents the report provided by the Animal and Plant health Agency (APHA) which summarises the infection status of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle in Great Britain from January 1 to December 31, 2013 and describes some of the temporal trends observed over a long period. It updates...

Author(s)
Broughan, J. M.; Harris, K. A.; Brouwer, A.; Downs, S. H.; Goodchild, A. V.; Upton, P. A.; Smith, N. H.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 176, 13, pp 326-330

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