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European badgers (Meles meles) are a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in parts of England, Wales and Ireland, constituting a potential source of tuberculosis (TB) infection for cattle. Vaccination of badgers against TB is one of the tools available for helping reduce the...

Author(s)
Perrett, S.; Lesellier, S.; Rogers, F.; Williams, G. A.; Gowtage, S.; Palmer, S.; Dalley, D.; Davé, D.; Weyer, U.; Wood, E.; Salguero, F. J.; Nunez, A.; Reed, N.; Chambers, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2018, 36, 15, pp 1990-1995
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis, is a persistent problem in cattle herds in Ireland and the United Kingdom, resulting in hardship for affected farmers and substantial ongoing national exchequer expenditure. There is irrefutable scientific evidence that badgers ...

Author(s)
NíBhuachalla, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; More, S. J.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Dove Medical Press Ltd, Macclesfield, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2015, 6, pp 27-38
Abstract

The European badger (Meles meles) is a reservoir host of Mycobacterium bovis and responsible for a proportion of the tuberculosis (TB) cases seen in cattle in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. An injectable preparation of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is licensed for use in ...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Aldwell, F.; Williams, G. A.; Palmer, S.; Gowtage, S.; Ashford, R.; Dalley, D. J.; Davé, D.; Weyer, U.; Salguero, F. J.; Nunez, A.; Nadian, A. K.; Crawshaw, T.; Corner, L. A. L.; Lesellier, S.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2017, 7, January, pp 6
Abstract

Tuberculosis in animals is caused principally by infection with Mycobacterium bovis and the potential for transmission of infection to humans is often the fundamental driver for surveillance of disease in livestock and wild animals. However, with such a vast array of species susceptible to...

Author(s)
Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, January, pp 247
Abstract

The oral vaccination of wild badgers (Meles meles) with live Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the tools being considered for the control of bovine tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium bovis) in the UK. The design of a product for oral vaccination requires that numerous, and often...

Author(s)
Gowtage, S.; Williams, G. A.; Henderson, R.; Aylett, P.; MacMorran, D.; Palmer, S.; Robertson, A.; Lesellier, S.; Carter, S. P.; Chambers, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2017, 35, 6, pp 987-992
Abstract

A long-term research programme has been underway in Ireland to evaluate the usefulness of badger vaccination as part of the national bTB (bovine tuberculosis) control strategy. This culminated in a field trial which commenced in county Kilkenny in 2009 to determine the effects of badger vaccination ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Whelan, C.; Martin, W.; Gormley, E.; Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e100139
Abstract

Accurate detection of infection with Mycobacterium bovis in live badgers would enable targeted tuberculosis control. Practical challenges in sampling wild badger populations mean that diagnosis of infection at the group (rather than the individual) level is attractive. We modelled data spanning 7...

Author(s)
Buzdugan, S. N.; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Drewe, J. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2016, 144, 8, pp 1717-1727
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is an important animal health policy issue in Britain, which impacts farmers, the public, domestic farmed cattle and the wild badger population. The Westminster government's badger culling policy in England, which began in 2013, has caused considerable controversy....

Author(s)
McCulloch, S. P.; Reiss, M. J.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 2017, 30, 4, pp 511-533
Abstract

The incidence of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis, in cattle herds in the United Kingdom is increasing, resulting in substantial economic losses. The European badger (Meles meles) is implicated as a wildlife reservoir and is the subject of control measures aimed at...

Author(s)
King, H. C.; Murphy, A.; James, P.; Travis, E.; Porter, D.; Sawyer, J.; Cork, J.; Delahay, R. J.; Gaze, W.; Courtenay, O.; Wellington, E. M.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2015, 53, 7, pp 2316-2323
Abstract

Culling wildlife to control disease can lead to both decreases and increases in disease levels, with apparently conflicting responses observed, even for the same wildlife-disease system. There is therefore a pressing need to understand how culling design and implementation influence culling's...

Author(s)
Prentice, J. C.; Fox, N. J.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.; Davidson, R. S.; Marion, G.
Publisher
The Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2019, 16, 152, pp 20180901

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