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Abstract

The control of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle and farmed deer in New Zealand has been greatly influenced by the existence of a wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis infection, principally the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The reduction in possum numbers in areas with endemic ...

Author(s)
Buddle, B. M.; Lisle, G. W. de; Griffin, J. F. T.; Hutchings, S. A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 2015, 63, Suppl. 1, pp 19-27
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) impacts livestock farming in New Zealand, where the introduced marsupial brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is the wildlife maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis. New Zealand has implemented a campaign to control TB using a co-ordinated programme of livestock...

Author(s)
Gormley, A. M.; Holland, E. P.; Barron, M. C.; Anderson, D. P.; Nugent, G.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 125, pp 10-18