Risk factors for bovine Tuberculosis at the national level in Great Britain

Paul R Bessell, Richard Orton, Piran C L White, Mike R Hutchings, Rowland R Kao

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Abstract

The continuing expansion of high incidence areas of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain (GB) raises a number of questions concerning the determinants of infection at the herd level that are driving spread of the disease. Here, we develop risk factor models to quantify the importance of herd sizes, cattle imports from Ireland, history of bTB, badgers and cattle restocking in determining bTB incidence. We compare the significance of these different risk factors in high and low incidence areas (as determined by parish testing intervals).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51
JournalBMC Veterinary Research
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Mustelidae
  • Risk Factors
  • Tuberculosis, Bovine
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Incidence
  • Commerce
  • Models, Biological
  • Great Britain

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