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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.
The skeleton of a man discovered in a shallow grave on what is now a college campus in England could belong to one of Britain's earliest victims of tuberculosis. Radiocarbon dating suggests the man died in the fourth century, around A.D. 302, when Romans ruled the region.
Concern in Britain is high after a woman and her dog tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in Cornwall county, experts say.
Britainâ€™s environmental secretary has confirmed the government will not be issuing licenses to cull cattle tuberculosis (TB).
A tuberculosis outbreak in Welsh cattle as resulted in a â€œtargeted cullâ€ of badgers to eradicate the disease. Details and location of the cull have not been announced.
Last October, a group of scientists met in the fortress-like biological sciences building of the University of Alberta's Edmonton campus to mull how best to kill all 4,500 bison in a Canadian national park.
LONDON (Reuters) - The National Farmers Union said on Tuesday it is to mount a legal challenge to British government plans to introduce pre-movement testing of cattle later this month in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis.
Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday.
OXFORD (Reuters) - Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday. "That (a badger cull) is not a debate.
Laboratorians have been on the front lines in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) ever since Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882.
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...
- Growing in low tufty patches.