Herd-based monitoring for tuberculosis in extensive Swedish deer herds by culling and meat inspection rather than by intradermal tuberculin testing

Helene Wahlström, Tim Carpenter, Johan Giesecke, Mikael Andersson, Lena Englund, Ivar Vågsholm

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-116
Number of pages14
JournalPreventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 2000

Keywords

  • Deer
  • Meat inspection
  • Modelling
  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • Transmission
  • Tuberculosis
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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