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Record number 431153
Title How important is “neighbourhood” in the persistence of bovine tuberculosis in Irish cattle herds?
Author(s) White, P.W.; Martin, S.W.; Frankena, K.; O'Keeffe, J.J.; More, S.J.; Jong, M.C.M. de
Source In: Proceedings of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 28-30 March 2012, Glasgow, Scotland. - - p. 273 - 286.
Event Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, 2012-03-28/2012-03-30
Department(s) Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2012
Abstract Localised persistence of infection is a key feature of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) among cattle herds in the Republic of Ireland (ROI). A case-control study was conducted on the association between the occurrence of a bTB episode in 2006 in ROI herds, and the occurrence of bTB in previous years among neighbouring herd(s) within 1km, while controlling for own-herd bTB history and other risk factors. Neighbouring herds were grouped into three zones, and bTB incidence measures summarised within each zone and by calendar year (2001-2005). The results highlight an association between bTB and an increased animal incidence within two subsets of neighbouring herds: (i) herds directly contiguous during the previous 2 years, and (ii) herds at a distance of > 25 metres in the previous year. Further studies will be necessary to determine to what extent the association at (i) may be confounded by the existence of a wildlife (badger) source.
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