An Association between rainfall and bovine TB in Wicklow, Ireland

Jin, R.; Good, M.; More, S. J.; Sweeney, C.; McGrath, G.; Kelly, G. E.
November 2013
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;11/9/2013, Vol. 173 Issue 18, following p452
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study which examines the association between risk factors for bovine TB and weather variables in Wicklow, Ireland. Association between annual total rainfall and incidences of bovine TB is discussed. Impact of high rainfall on the duration of the planned grazing season, periods of cattle housing, and potential for cattle-to-cattle transmission is also discussed.


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