BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS

Short-term ecological effects of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in the short-tussock grasslands of the South Island, New Zealand

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) has reduced populations of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) across most rabbit-prone short-tussock grasslands of New Zealand, at scales rarely seen there before. Flow-on effects to other parts […]

The scavenging behaviour of ferrets (Mustela Furo), feral cats (Felis domesticus), possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) and harrier hawks (Circus approximans) on pastoral farmland in New Zealand: Implications for bovine

Aims: To identify species that scavenge carcasses in pastoral habitats in New Zealand; to determine whether there were interspecific or intraspecific differences in scavenging behaviour and; to document any interspecific […]

Natural transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection in captive brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)

AIMS: To examine natural transmission of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) in captive brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and to determine if this mode of transmission could be employed to challenge […]