1. We examine whether various measures of herbivore current physiological state (age, breeding and immune status) and genetic potential can be used as indicators of exposure to and risk from disease. We use dairy cattle and the risks of tuberculosis (TB) transmission posed to them by pasture contaminated with badger excreta (via the fecal-oral route) as a model system to address our aim.
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology
- Behavioral Neuroscience