Technical papers

A wealth of information exists on many different aspects of bovine TB, including the different options available for managing the disease. Some of the most important information, however, is found in academic journals and technical reports. These are often difficult for the layperson to access, have the time to read or indeed understand fully. Badgergate will therefore try to produce brief summaries of such papers and reports for the non-specialist reader, with a focus on publications that we think are especially relevant to the debate on bovine TB management and badger control.

Benefits of Badger Vaccination

A Summary of Carter et al. 2012 by Badgergate
Brief summary of study and key findings This study investigated the direct effects of Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) on individual vaccinated wild badgers and its indirect effects on unvaccinated wild badgers. TB in badgers is caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), a bacterium similar to the one […] ... Read the full article »