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Number of cats and dogs
infected with tuberculosis in Great Britain

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 Simple analysis of RBCT data.
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PDF icon Internalisation of mycobacteria in plants confirmed by microscopy, culture and quantitative real time PCR examination. M Kaevska1 et al. American Society for Microbiology. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/ AEM.00496- 14. Published online ahead of pr
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PDF icon A descriptive analysis of the effect of badger vaccination on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle within the Badger Vaccine Deployment Project area. Funded under Defra project SE3131. Heather O'Connor et al. First published: 17 December 2015.
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PDF icon Mycobacterium bovis: Characteristics of Wildlife Reservoir Hosts. M V Palmer. Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Ames, IA, USA. Received for publication May 30, 2013.
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PDF icon Tuberculosis: A Reemerging Disease at the Interface of Domestic Animals and Wildlife. M Palmer, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Current topics in microbiology and immunology 315:195-2
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PDF icon Bovine TB. House of Commons Hansard Debate on 07 July 2008 in which Hilary Benn opposed badger culling.
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PDF icon Variation in the immune response of badgers and the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis. Submitted by Laura Jane Waring to the University of Exeter as a thesis for the degree of Masters by Research in Biological Sciences, January 2016.
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 A critique of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT)
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PDF icon Prof Malcolm Bennett on Radio 4's Farming Today. Do cattle or badgers drive bovine TB in edge areas? Broadcasted 09 Aug 2016.
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 DEFRA stats are likely to be obscuring the extent to which badgers cause cattle TB.
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PDF icon Bovine TB Eradication Programme for England. DEFRA. July 2011.
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 Impact of badgers on bovine TB in different areas of GB
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PDF icon Explanatory Memorandum to the Tuberculosis (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016. Prepared by Department for Economy, Skills and Natural Resources, Welsh Government. 11Mar2016.
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 Bovine TB in the UK, England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand
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 Bovine TB in GB. Latest SAM data, maps and older VETNET data.
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PDF icon Herd-level risk factors of bovine tuberculosis in England and Wales after the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic. International Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume 15, Issue 12 , Pages e833-e840, December 2011.
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PDF icon Towards Risk-Based Test Protocols: Estimating the Contribution of Intensive Testing to the UK Bovine Tuberculosis Problem. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63961. doi: 10.1371/journal. pone. 0063961. Published: May 22 2013.
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PDF icon The Duration of the Effects of Repeated Widespread Badger Culling on Cattle Tuberculosis Following the Cessation of Culling. HE Jenkins et al. Plos One. Published: February 10, 2010.
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PDF icon Impacts of Removing Badgers on Localised Counts of Hedgehogs. D Trewby et al. PLOS ONE. Published 15 April 2014.
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 Do mild winters lead to high TB?
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Incidence in cats and dogs

This shows the number of cats and dogs infected with tuberculosis in Great Britain in 2008 as recorded by DEFRA. Please note that due to the way in which DEFRA records such cases, actual numbers are likely to be substantially higher. Numbers shown below may serve to show the relative proportion of the disease in each species.

AnimalWith suspect TB lesions testedWith a positive M.bovis culture
Domestic cat12118
Dog161

Request (Sent 13Mar09)Reply (Received 14Apr09)

Under the Tuberculosis (England) Order 2007, farmed mammals or mammals kept as pets affected with, or suspected of being affected with, tuberculosis are notifiable to the Divisional Veterinary Manager (DVM) of the local Animal Health Divisional Office. Bovine TB in cats and dogs is a zoonosis (i.e. the disease can be spread from animal to human). See Reference 1 for more details.

References
  1. TB in other species
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