Data from: Effect of culling on individual badger Meles meles behaviour: potential implications for bovine tuberculosis transmission

Cally Ham, Christl A. Donnelly, Kelly L. Astley, Seth Y. B. Jackson & Rosie Woodroffe
1. Culling wildlife as a form of disease management can have unexpected and sometimes counterproductive outcomes. In the UK, badgers (Meles meles) are culled in efforts to reduce badger-to-cattle transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB). However, culling has previously been associated with both increased and decreased incidence of M. bovis infection in cattle. 2. The adverse effects of culling have been linked to cull-induced changes in badger ranging, but such...
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