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Transmission of bovine tuberculosis between badgers and cattle

The culling of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire has begun in an attempt to control the spread of bovine TB.

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Badgers1. Controlling the disease - the Government's approach [online] Available from http://www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bovine-tb/controls/ [accessed 2/9/2013]

2. Bovine TB (tuberculosis) [latest updates from DEFRA] [online] Available from: http://www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bovine-tb/ [accessed 2/9/2013]

3. Statistics about bovine TB in Great Britain [online] Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs/series/bovine-tb [accessed 2/9/2013]

4. Q&A: the badger cull [online] Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22614350  [accessed 2/9/2013]

 

Related references

Warren, M., Lobley, M. and Winter, M. (2013) Farmer attitudes to vaccination and culling of badgers in controlling bovine tuberculosis. Veterinary Record, 173(2), p. 40

Broadbent, R.S. (2013) Badgers and TB - understanding the argument. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 28(6), pp. 187-189

Donnelly, C.A. and Hone, J. (2010) Is there an association between levels of bovine tuberculosis in cattle herds and badgers? Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases, 2(1), article 3

Byrne, A.W. et al (2013) Impact of culling on relative abundance of the European Badger (Meles meles) in Ireland. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 59(1), pp. 25-37

 

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