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Disease surveillance for the management of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in New Zealand has focussed, to a large extent, on the development of tools specific for monitoring Mycobacterium bovis infection in wildlife. Diagnostic techniques have been modified progressively over 30 years of surveillance of...

Author(s)
Anderson, D. P.; Ramsey, D. S. L.; Lisle, G. W. de; Bosson, M.; Cross, M. L.; Nugent, G.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 2015, 63, Suppl. 1, pp 89-97
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is managed in New Zealand largely via population reduction of the major wildlife disease reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis, the introduced brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula. New Zealand aims to eradicate M. bovis infection from its livestock and wildlife within 40...

Author(s)
Gormley, A. M.; Anderson, D. P.; Nugent, G.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2018, 65, 1, pp 186-196
Abstract

Considerable effort has been devoted to improving the existing diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis (single intradermal comparative tuberculin test [SICTT] and γ-interferon assay [γ-IFN]) and to develop new tests. Previously, the diagnostic characteristics (sensitivity, specificity) have been...

Author(s)
Clegg, T. A.; Duignan, A.; Whelan, C.; Gormley, E.; Good, M.; Clarke, J.; Toft, N.; More, S. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 68-76
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

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