Herd-based monitoring for tuberculosis in extensive swedish deer herds by culling and meat inspection rather than by intradermal tuberculin testing.
2000 (English)In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine, ISSN 0167-5877, Vol. 43, no 2, 103-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effect of random slaughter and meat inspection as a tool to detect or eradicate tuberculosis in large, extensive deer herds in Sweden was evaluated. A computer spreadsheet model based on the Reed-Frost method was developed. Numbers of new infections and of infected deer slaughtered as well as probability of detecting tuberculosis or slaughtering all infected deer in a herd, were simulated. The model predicted that, given a 20% annual slaughter and that disease was introduced with one infected deer, the infection would be detected or eliminated in most herds (90%) after 15 years.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 43, no 2, 103-16 p.
Abattoirs, Animal Husbandry, Animals, Cattle, Deer, Disease Transmission/veterinary, Food Contamination, Mortality, Sweden, Tuberculin Test/veterinary, Tuberculosis; Bovine/*diagnosis/transmission
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-10459PubMedID: 10673057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-10459DiVA: diva2:176978