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How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB

...ology have important implications for the role of badger culling as part of the strategy to control bovine ...rt to the contention that the social disruption of badger populations, for example by culling, is likely to promote disease spread." Data for the study came...

British cattle give TB to badgers, finds UC Davis expert

...p on Cattle TB. In Britain, farming interests and badger protectionists have battledfor 30 years over the m... Sciences of the USA, highlights the limitationsof badger culling as a control strategy for cattle TB. Woodroffe examined the outcomes when badgers were cull...

UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

...ssion of disease. Hunting has been used to control badger populations in England, rabies in European foxes and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk populations in the American West. The researchers note that in each instance, disease outbreaks have worsened in response to the hunting. One reason the po...

Oxford biologists explore ability for some females to conceive during pregnancy

...ting directly into the uterus the female European badger first ovulates and is fertilized in late winter-ea...e than one male]," write the authors. The European badger (Meles meles) is unique among badgers in exhibiting large variation in social organization, from lar...

Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores

...us of other species such as the aardwolf and honey badger and the report calls for greater research effort on these little-known carnivores. The authors of the report say that while such well-known species as lions enjoy a relative wealth of conservation and research-based initiatives, there still remains ...

Researchers explain why badger culling fails to control cattle TB

...the study reveals that even though culling reduces badger population density, it alters their behaviour in s...d the Central Science Laboratory found that, where badger densities had been reduced by culling, territorial organisation was disrupted and badgers travelled ...

UC Davis expert writes key report on controversial UK badger killings

...actually make matters worse. Farming interests and badger protectionists have battled for 30 years overthe m...gy and an authority on the biology of the European badger (Meles meles). "Imagine our American bison/brucellosis issue and our wolf/livestock predation issue ...

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