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The social lives of badgers are related to their risk of infection with bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study from the University of Exeter and the AHVLA's National Wildlife Management Center.
Researchers estimate that badgers ultimately account for 52 percent of cattle TB in areas where prevalence in cattle is high. However, only around six percent of infected cattle catch TB from badgers, while transmission between cattle herds accounts for the remainder.
Researchers have uncovered new clues in the battle against bovine tuberculosis (bTB), which claimed the lives of thousands of U.K. cattle and wildlife last year.
A University of Adelaide scientist says much more could be done to predict the likelihood and spread of serious disease - such as tuberculosis (TB) or foot-and-mouth disease - in Australian wildlife and commercial stock.
Localized badger culling in response to bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks increases the risk of infection in nearby herds, according to a new analysis.
Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.
Badger culling is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of helping control cattle TB in Britain, according to research published today in PLoS ONE.
A British government scientist is believed to have contracted bovine tuberculosis from an infected badger, a government official said. Thirty other staff members employed by the government's Food and Environment Research Agency in Woodchester, England, near Stroud, are also being tested for the often deadly infectious disease, said Alison Wilson, FERA's head of executive support. This is the first time a suspected case of mycobacterium bovis has jumped the species barrier and caused human...
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture spent $31 million to depopulate herds of cattle affected by bovine tuberculosis (TB), even though the risk of the disease has been significantly reduced in the U.S. over the past several decades.
Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...
The European badger (Meles meles) also known as the Eurasian Badger, is a species of badger indigenous to much of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus). It is also found in many parts of Asia, from about 15Â° to 65Â° North, and from about 10Â° West to 135Â° East. It is related to stoats, otters, weasels, minks, and other badgers. There are 5 subspecies. The fur is gray above and black on the underside with a unique black-and-white...
The Eurasian or European badger, Meles meles, is a mammal indigenous to most of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus) and to many parts of Asia. It is particularly abundant in Britain and Ireland. It is a member of the Mustelidae family, and so is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, minks and other badgers. The Eurasian badger is the only species classified in the genus Meles. The general hue of its fur is grey above and black on the...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.