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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...Read more
In recent years bovine tuberculosis (TB) incidence in cattle has been increasing in south-west England. The European badger Meles meles is implicated ...Read more
Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has serious consequences for Britain's cattle industry. European badgers (Meles meles) can tr...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
When tuberculosis outbreaks have occurred in cattle in the UK, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) has culled badgers (Meles meles)...Read more
Wildlife management and conservation programmes often require accurate information on population density, but this can be difficult to obtain, particu...Read more
Culling wildlife as a form of disease management can have unexpected and sometimes counterproductive outcomes. In the UK, badgers Meles meles are cull...Read more
Because biological systems are complex, management interventions occasionally have unintended adverse consequences. For example, attempts to control b...Read more
Control of zoonotic disease is difficult to achieve when populations of multiple hosts, particularly wildlife, become persistently infected. Bovine tu...Read more