Control of bovine tuberculosis in British livestock: there is no 'silver bullet'.

  title={Control of bovine tuberculosis in British livestock: there is no 'silver bullet'.},
  author={Piran Cl White and Monika B{\"o}hm and Glenn Marion and Michael R. Hutchings},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={16 9},
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB; Mycobacterium bovis) is a bacterial infection of cattle that also affects certain wildlife species. Culling badgers (Meles meles), the principal wildlife host, results in perturbation of the badger population and an increased level of disease in cattle. Therefore, the priority for future management must be to minimize the risk of disease transmission by finding new ways to reduce the contact rate among the host community. At the farm level, targeting those individuals… CONTINUE READING


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