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The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population at large. This observation is one rationale for the medium(More)
An understanding of livestock movement is critical to effective disease prevention, control and prediction. However, livestock movement in Ireland has not yet been quantified. This study has sought to define the survival and dispersal of a defined cohort of cattle born in Co. Kerry during 2000. The cohort was observed for a maximum of four years, from(More)
OBJECTS The objective of this study is to analyze some of the epidemiological aspects in patients with post-traumatic intracranial hematomas (post-traumatic ICH) in infancy. These patients were treated at the Hospital Infantil Municipal de Córdoba, Argentina, between April 1980 and April 1996. METHODS A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted on(More)
Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been successfully eradicated from Ireland. In the Meath cluster, infection was mainly transmitted iatrogenically. In the Kildare cluster (a veterinary hospital), transmission to 13 horses was linked with a narrow infection window but cannot be explained by commonly described methods of transmission. Authors’ addresses:(More)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a prion disease spread by the inclusion in cattle feed of meat and bone meal made from cattle infected with the BSE agent. In the Republic of Ireland, a reinforced feed ban on mammalian meat and bone meal (MMBM) was introduced on 17th October 1996 to stop further infection of cattle. Between then and July 2010, 44(More)
A long-term research programme has been underway in Ireland to evaluate the usefulness of badger vaccination as part of the national bTB (bovine tuberculosis) control strategy. This culminated in a field trial which commenced in county Kilkenny in 2009 to determine the effects of badger vaccination on Mycobacterium bovis transmission in badgers under field(More)
Objects: The objective of this study is to analyze some of the epidemiological aspects in patients with post-traumatic intracranial hematomas (post-traumatic ICH) in infancy. These patients were treated at the Hospital Infantil Municipal de Córdoba, Argentina, between April 1980 and April 1996. Methods: A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted on(More)