Human/wildlife conflict: an overlooked historical context for the UK's bovine TB problem
| Contributor(s):: Angela Cassidy
The question of whether to cull wild badgers (Meles meles) in order to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle has been deeply contentious since infections in the two species were first linked in the 1970s, and is now the subject of an escalating public controversy in the UK....
Assessing the Social and Psychological Impacts of Endemic Animal Disease Amongst Farmers
| Contributor(s):: Delyth Crimes, Gareth Enticott
Outbreaks of exotic animal disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) are associated with social and psychological impacts amongst farmers. Whilst claims of similar impacts for endemic diseases have been made, there is little empirical evidence to justify these assertions. This paper...
Can cattle handling affect morbidity?
| Contributor(s):: Ronald Gill
Welfare Problems in Cattle, Pigs, and Sheep that Persist Even Though Scientific Research Clearly Shows How to Prevent Them
| Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin
Great strides have been made to improve animal welfare. Unfortunately, there are certain problems that continue to persist. The causes of these problems range from a lack of financial accountability for losses, failure to measure them, or repeating old mistakes. Some examples of persistent...
The History of In Vivo Tuberculin Testing in Bovines: Tuberculosis, a "One Health" Issue
| Contributor(s):: Margaret Good, Douwe Bakker, Anthony Duigan, Daniel M. Collins
Tuberculosis (TB) is more than 3 million years old thriving in multiple species. Ancestral Mycobacterium tuberculosis gave rise to multiple strains including Mycobacterium bovis now distributed worldwide with zoonotic transmission happening in both directions between animals...