Advances in understanding disease epidemiology and implications for control and eradication of tuberculosis in livestock: the experience from New Zealand.

@article{Ryan2006AdvancesIU,
  title={Advances in understanding disease epidemiology and implications for control and eradication of tuberculosis in livestock: the experience from New Zealand.},
  author={Teresa J. Ryan and Paul G. Livingstone and David S L Ramsey and Geoffrey W. de Lisle and Graham Nugent and Daniel M. Collins and Bryce Malcom Buddle},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={112 2-4},
  pages={211-9}
}
A deteriorating tuberculosis problem in cattle and deer in New Zealand has been halted and then reversed over the last decade. Mycobacterium bovis infection in both wild and domestic animal populations has been controlled. This has been achieved by applying a multi-faceted science-based programme. Key features of this have been a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology of tuberculosis in animals, confidence in sampling wild animal populations, effective application of diagnostic tests… CONTINUE READING

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