The spatial distribution of bovine tuberculosis in England

Fisher, Rhiannon and Maye, Damian and Ilbery, Brian W and Enticott, Gareth and Kirwan, James (2012) The spatial distribution of bovine tuberculosis in England. Geography, 97 (2). pp. 68-77. ISSN 0016-7487

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Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a major cattle disease affecting the livestock industry inEngland and Wales. While bTB data have been presented in many forms and some mapping has been undertaken both in government and academia, relatively little research has been conducted on the spatial distribution of bTB in the UK by geographers. Using a location quotient (LQ)methodology to map the incidence of bTB inEngland over the last decade, this article identifies adisease core in the South West and West Midlands.It also shows that the disease has become morewidespread in northern and eastern regions sincethe 1990s and has emerged in previously unaffected areas. These findings have important implications for the development of policy to tackle the btb problem

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BADGERS MELES-MELES; MYCOBACTERIUM-BOVIS; HUSBANDRY PRACTICES; SOUTHWEST ENGLAND; CATTLE; TRANSMISSION; TB; HABITAT; SPREAD; RISK
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2014 15:18
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 11:22
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/444

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