Effectiveness of cattle operated bump gates and exclusion fences in preventing ungulate multi-host sanitary interaction.

@article{Barasona2013EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of cattle operated bump gates and exclusion fences in preventing ungulate multi-host sanitary interaction.},
  author={Jos{\'e} {\'A}ngel Barasona and Kurt C. Vercauteren and N Saklou and Christian Gort{\'a}zar and J M Fraile Vicente},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 1-2},
  pages={42-50}
}
Tuberculosis (TB) is endemic in Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) in south central Spain, where evidence suggests transmission to domestic cattle. Known risk factors for TB at the interface between livestock and wild ungulate species include density and spatial overlap, particularly around waterholes during summer. We evaluated the effectiveness of selective exclusion measures for reducing direct and indirect interaction between extensive beef cattle and wild… CONTINUE READING

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