Effects of farm management practices on cattle grazing behaviour and the potential for transmission of bovine tuberculosis from badgers to cattle.

@article{Hutchings1997EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of farm management practices on cattle grazing behaviour and the potential for transmission of bovine tuberculosis from badgers to cattle.},
  author={Michael R. Hutchings and Suzanne D. Harris},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={
          149-62
        }
}
Despite the large body of circumstantial evidence to suggest a link, the means by which bovine tuberculosis is passed from badgers to cattle remains unclear; pasture contamination with the urine, faeces and/or sputum of infectious badgers is believed to be the main route of transmission. Therefore the behaviour of grazing cattle was studied to determine whether they avoided investigating and/or grazing pasture contaminated with badger excreta, and whether different farm management practices… CONTINUE READING

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