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TB-STEP.Strategies for the eradication of bovine tuberculosis

Poster presented in VLA International Conference Animal Diseases 2009

September 2nd, 2009

Dominguez L.

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by microorganisms of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. This infection affects domestic and wild animals and represents a major concern worldwide because of its high economic impact due to mortalities, condemnations, decreases in productions, and its zoonotic potential.

Eradication programmes based on a test-and-slaughter policy have been implemented in the European Union, and have proved successful in some countries, however, has been unable to eradicate the infection in others despite the use of vast economical resources. A relevant problem is the existence of infected wildlife; the best known examples are the European badger (Meles meles) in United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and the wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Spain. Besides this fact, there is only a limited knowledge about other potential underlying causes, such as (1) the real contribution of cattle-to-cattle transmission at the same area (neighbouring farms and communal pastures) or after movement of animals; (2) the role played in the epidemiology by other domestic animals, or (3) the effect of interferences in the diagnosis tests. The weight of these causes may also differ depending on the farming system and ecological factors.




Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Micobacterias (MYC). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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VLA International Conference Animal Diseases 2009


September 2nd-4th, 2009
London
United Kingdom

TITLE: TB-STEP.Strategies for the eradication of bovine tuberculosis


TYPE: Poster communication


AUTHORS: Dominguez L.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

DATE: September 2nd, 2009


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Dominguez L. TB-STEP.Strategies for the eradication of bovine tuberculosis. VLA International Conference Animal Diseases 2009 , Veterinary Laboratories Agency. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom, September 2nd, 2009. (Poster communication)


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