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Effects of culling on badger Meles meles spatial organization: implications for the control of bovine tuberculosis.

Published online: 03 May 2006

Authors: Woodroffe, R. & Donnelly, C. A. & Cox, D. R. & Bourne, F. J. & Cheeseman, C. L. & Delahay, R. J. & Gettinby, G. & McInerney, J. P. & Morrison, W. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in British cattle has risen markedly over the last two decades. Failure to control the disease in cattle has...

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A model of bovine tuberculosis in the badger Meles meles: an evaluation of different vaccination strategies.

Published online: 14 Jul 2004

Authors: Wilkinson, D. & Smith, G. C. & Delahay, R. J. & Cheeseman, C. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In recent years bovine tuberculosis (TB) incidence in cattle has been increasing in south-west England. The European badger Meles meles is implicated ...

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Effects of culling on spatial associations of Mycobacterium bovis infections in badgers and cattle.

Published online: 21 Nov 2007

Authors: Jenkins, H. E. & Woodroffe, R. & Donnelly, C. A. & Cox, D. R. & Johnston, W. T. & Bourne, F. J. & Cheeseman, C. L. & Clifton-Hadley, R. S. & Gettinby, G. & Gilks, P. & Hewinson, R. G. & McInerney, J. P. & Morrison, W. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has serious consequences for Britain's cattle industry. European badgers (Meles meles) can tr...

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Evaluating evidence of association of bovine tuberculosis in cattle and badgers.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Hone, J. & Donnelly, C. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) occurs in cattle and badgers in the UK and control efforts are undertaken to reduce the spread of the disease. This study eva...

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Damage by badgers Meles meles to wheat Triticum vulgare and barley Hordeum sativum crops.

Published online: 14 Mar 1996

Authors: Roper, T. J. & Findlay, S. R. & Lüps, P. & Shepherdson, D. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

During 1986 and 1987, 15 wheat and 15 barley fields were surveyed for damage caused by badgers, in an area in the south of England where badger densit...

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Attempts to control tuberculosis in cattle by removing infected badgers: constraints imposed by live test sensitivity.

Published online: 18 Nov 1999

Authors: Woodroffe, R. & Frost, S. D. W. & Clifton-Hadley, R. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

When tuberculosis outbreaks have occurred in cattle in the UK, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) has culled badgers (Meles meles)...

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Estimation of badger abundance using faecal DNA typing.

Published online: 24 Sep 2003

Authors: Wilson, G. J. & Frantz, A. C. & Pope, L. C. & Roper, T. J. & Burke, T. A. & Cheeseman, C. L. & Delahay, R. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Wildlife management and conservation programmes often require accurate information on population density, but this can be difficult to obtain, particu...

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Effect of culling on individual badger Meles meles behaviour: potential implications for bovine tuberculosis transmission.

Published online: 23 Jul 2020

Authors: Ham, C. & Donnelly, C. A. & Astley, K. L. & Jackson, S. Y. B. & Woodroffe, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Culling wildlife as a form of disease management can have unexpected and sometimes counterproductive outcomes. In the UK, badgers Meles meles are cull...

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Ranging behaviour of badgers Meles meles vaccinated with Bacillus Calmette Guerin.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Woodroffe, R. & Donnelly, C. A. & Ham, C. & Jackson, S. Y. B. & Moyes, K. & Chapman, K. & Stratton, N. G. & Cartwright, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Because biological systems are complex, management interventions occasionally have unintended adverse consequences. For example, attempts to control b...

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Spatial association of Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle and badgers Meles meles.

Published online: 02 Nov 2005

Authors: Woodroffe, R. & Donnelly, C. A. & Johnston, W. T. & Bourne, F. J. & Cheeseman, C. L. & Clifton-Hadley, R. S. & Cox, D. R. & Gettinby, G. & Hewinson, R. G. & Fevre, A. M. le & McInerney, J. P. & Morrison, W. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Control of zoonotic disease is difficult to achieve when populations of multiple hosts, particularly wildlife, become persistently infected. Bovine tu...

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