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Bovine tuberculosis in cattle and badgers

J. R. Krebs

Bovine tuberculosis in cattle and badgers

report to the Rt. Hon. Dr. Jack Cummingham, MP

by J. R. Krebs

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Published by Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Tuberculosis in cattle -- Great Britain.,
    • Tuberculosis in cattle -- Great Britain -- Prevention.,
    • Tuberculosis in animals -- Great Britain.,
    • Old World badger -- Infections -- Great Britain.,
    • Old World badger -- Control -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby John R. Krebs and the Independent Scientific Review Group.
      ContributionsIndependent Scientific Review Group (Great Britain), Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSF967.T8 K74 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191 p. :
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL413540M
      LC Control Number98116076

      Bovine tuberculosis, more commonly known as bovine TB is a notifiable disease in the United Kingdom and all cases must be reported to the local authority. This disease is highly contagious and infectious. The majority of warm blooded animals are able to host the disease including cattle, sheep, horses, foxes, badgers, dogs and cats. Bovine tuberculosis is a major problem in the UK: in around 8m cattle were tested slaughtered at a cost of an estimated £m, including compensation - a huge economic burden that makes controlling the disease essential.. However, far from controlling bovine TB (bTB), over the past 20 years or so there has been an 10% increase in cases each year.

      The involvement of badgers Meles meles in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle in the UK, and attempts to control the disease in cattle by killing badgers, has been among the most controversial issues in wildlife disease management globally. Here, the chapter reviews the evidence, before interpreting aspects of the epizootiology of bTB in the context of badger . There is such a focus on badgers that the fact that bovine TB is a cattle based problem has been set on one side. History has shown us that the incidence of TB in cattle can be brought down to a very low level by cattle based measures alone. Add to this the vaccination of badgers in hot spot areas and even their implication can be dealt with.

      This open access book provides the first critical history of the longstanding controversy over whether to cull wild badgers to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in British cattle herds, and holds an interdisciplinary lens to a question that Brand: Palgrave Macmillan. Get this from a library! Badgers, cattle & bovine tuberculosis: report to the Minister of Agriculture's Bovine Tuberculosis Review Group. [Wildlife Link (Organization). Badger Working Group.; Bovine Tuberculosis Review Group.; World Wildlife Fund.].


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Bovine tuberculosis in cattle and badgers by J. R. Krebs Download PDF EPUB FB2

A study published in the journal Nature in showed that culling badgers reduced the rates of TB among cattle in the area where the cull took place – but increased it in neighbouring areas. Mycobacterium Bovine tuberculosis in cattle and badgers book is not the major cause of human tuberculosis, which is caused by M.

tuberculosis, but humans are susceptible to bovine TB. Humans can be infected both by drinking raw milk from infected cattle, or by inhaling infective droplets. It is estimated in some countries that up to ten percent of human tuberculosis is due to Bovine Size: KB.

Tuberculosis (TB) in cattle is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. bovis is killed by sunlight, but is resistant to desiccation and can survive in a wide range of acids and is also able to remain viable for long periods in moist and.

Ta ble Patterns of TB infection in badgers and cattle by control strategy Ta ble The mean time for 20% of those herds that (a) had reactor cattle and (b) that had some form of badger control (gassing, clean ring and/or interim) in the period to. Badgers and cattle never came into close contact during a new field study examining how tuberculosis (TB) is transmitted between the animals.

Most TB in cattle is contracted from other cattle but. Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) is a controversial animal health policy issue in England, which impacts farmers, the public, cattle and badgers.

Badgers (Meles meles) act as. The link between tuberculosis in cattle and in badgers has long been contentious.

The Independent Scientific Group (ISG) on Cattle TB, a group containing some of the country's top statisticians, investigated Cited by: 2.

This open access book provides the first critical history of the controversy over whether to cull wild badgers to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in British cattle. This question has plagued several professional generations of politicians, policymakers, experts and campaigners since the early cturer: Palgrave Macmillan.

Horses are mostly resistant to the multi-drug resistant form of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Horses are most commonly affected by M bovis which can cause tuberculous lesions to form in the lungs as well as throughout the body, most commonly in the liver and lymph nodes.

The European badger (Meles meles) has been identified as a wildlife reservoir of bovine tuberculosis and a source of transmission to cattle in Britain and behavioural ecology and statistical ecological modelling have indicated the long-term persistence of the disease in some badger communities, and this is postulated to account for the high incidence.

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle and one of the biggest challenges facing the farming industry today. It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis, which can also cause TB in badgers, deer, goats, pigs, llamas and a wide range of other mammals.

Since the s the number of cattle that have tested positive for. The role of badgers in the transmission and maintenance of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in British cattle is widely debated as part of the wider discussions on whether badger culling and/or badger Author: Robbie Mcdonald.

Bovine TB is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium bovis, (M. bovis) which is closely related to the bacteria that cause human and avian tuberculosis. All mammalian species, including humans. animals are M. bovis, which causes bovine tuberculosis, and M. caprae, which is adapted to goats but also circulates in some cattle herds.

Both cause economic losses in livestock from deaths, disease, lost productivity and trade restrictions. They can also affect other animals including pets, zoo animals and free-living wildlife.

bovisFile Size: KB. TB in badgers and TB in cattle. Molecular typing data supports a local epidemiological association between M. bovis in cattle and badgers. Badgers and cattle tend to share the same M. bovis genotype in the same area. This was evident in NI data (Road Traffic Accident badger study), GB data (Randomised Badger Culling Trial) and ROI.

Bovine tuberculosis is a disease of cattle that can also infect badgers, deer, goats, pigs, dogs and cats. The disease is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis. This is related to the microbe. This book is contemporary, topical and global in its approach, and provides an essential, comprehensive treatise on bovine tuberculosis and the bacterium that causes it, Mycobacterium bovis.

Bovine tuberculosis remains a major cause of economic loss in cattle industries worldwide, exacerbated in some countries by the presence of a substantial wildlife reservoir.

It is a. Cattle water troughs have been suggested as a means of transmission of bovine TB between cattle and badgers as the water attracts both species.

Unfortunately, raising the trough out of the reach of a badger also puts it beyond the reach of most calves. Bovine TB remains a major problem for beef and dairy farmers across large parts of England and Wales. Find out how it spreads between badgers and cattle. Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis, is a persistent problem in cattle herds in Ireland and the United Kingdom, resulting in hardship for affected farmers and substantial ongoing national exchequer is irrefutable scientific evidence that badgers are a reservoir of M.

bovis infection and are implicated in the Cited by: 7. Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle and Badgers. / Krebs, J; Anderson, R; Clutton-Brock, T; Morrison, Ivan; Young, D; Donnelley, C. MAFF, Research output: Book.Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle.

It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), which can also infect and cause TB in badgers, deer, goats, pigs, camelids (llamas and alpacas), dogs and cats, as well as many other mammals.

This disease is one of the biggest challenges facing the cattle farming industry today, particularly in .Bovine tuberculosis vaccine. Bovine tuberculosis has received much attention recently because of debate over how to deal with wild badgers that act as a reservoir for the disease.

Trials of badgers culls are due to start shortly but this page explains about the development of vaccines and the importance of animal experiments to develop and test.