Responses of dairy cows to badger urine and faeces on pasture with reference to bovine tuberculosis transmission.

@article{Benham1991ResponsesOD,
  title={Responses of dairy cows to badger urine and faeces on pasture with reference to bovine tuberculosis transmission.},
  author={P F Benham and Donald Maurice Broom},
  journal={The British veterinary journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={517-32}
}
Grazing cattle were observed when they encountered badger urine or faeces which, in all but the first study, came only from badgers which were not infected with bovine tuberculosis. The faeces were very strongly avoided and there was generally a strong avoidance of ingestion of badger urine. There was no evidence that cattle were attracted to badger latrines in an area where some infected badgers were present and cows actively avoided faeces up to 28 days old which was placed on grass turves or… CONTINUE READING
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