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Leader: Kurt VerCauteren, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist

Presented here is an annotated bibliography of research publications and materials relating to the transmission of bovine tuberculosis by, from, and to wildlife. Where permitted by law or by publishers' permissions, the full texts of referenced articles are also included.

A zipped version of the full MS Access database is attached as a "related file" to the Annotated Bibliography.

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2010

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Federal Order -- Bovine Tuberculosis: Requirements Applicable to Accredited-Free and Modified Accredited Advanced States or Zones

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis: Annotated Bibliography

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Questions and Answers: Bovine Tuberculosis Federal Order

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VS - Bovine Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) Surveillance Standards 11/2001

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Evaluation of a Rapid Serological Test for the Determination of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Badgers (Meles meles) Found Dead, Mark A. Chambers, Konstantin P. Lyashchenko, Rena Greenwald, Javan Esfandiari, Eurig James, Leslie Barker, Jeff Jones, Gavin Watkins, and Simon Rolfe

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The Duration of the Effects of Repeated Widespread Badger Culling on Cattle Tuberculosis Following the Cessation of Culling, Helen E. Jenkins, Rosie Woodroffe, and Christl A. Donnelly

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Estimating the extent of spatial association of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers in Ireland, G. E. Kelly, G. E. McGrath, and S. J. More

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Emergence of Diseases From Wildlife Reservoirs, J. C. Rhyan and T. R. Spraker

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Epizootiologic Survey of Mycobacterium Bovis in Wildlife and Farm Environments in Northern Michigan, Gary Witmer, Amanda E. Fine, James Gionfriddo, Michael Pipas, Kirk Shively, Kim Piccolo, and Patrick Burke

2009

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A New Approach for Managing Bovine Tuberculosis: Veterinary Services’ Proposed Action Plan

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Spatial Ecology of Raccoons Related to Cattle and Bovine Tuberculosis in Northeastern Michigan, Todd Atwood, Thomas Deliberto, Holly Smith, Justin Stevenson, and Kurt Vercauteren

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Contact Networks in a Wildlife-Livestock Host Community: Identifying High-Risk Individuals in the Transmission of Bovine TB among Badgers and Cattle, Monika Böhm, Michael R. Hutchings, and Piran C. L. White

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Economic Impact of Bovine Tuberculosis on Minnesota’s Cattle and Beef Sector, Brian Buhr, Kyle McKeever, and Kenji Adachi

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Disease, predation and demography: assessing the impacts of bovine tuberculosis on African buffalo by monitoring at individual and population levels, P. C. Cross, D. M. Heisey, J. A. Bowers, C. T. Hay, J. Wolhuter, P. Buss, M. Hofmey, A. L. Michel, R. G. Bengis, T. L. F. Bird, J. T. Du Toit, and W. M. Getz

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Evaluation of the CervidTB STAT-PAK for the Detection of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Wild Deer in Great Britain, S. Gowtage-Sequeira, A. Paterson, K. P. Lyashchenko, S. Lesellier, and M. A. Chambers

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Humoral Immune Responses of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Mycobacterium bovis BCG Vaccination and Experimental Challenge with M. bovis, P. Nol, K. P. Lyashchenko, R. Greenwald, J. Esfandiari, W. R. Waters, M. V. Palmer, B. J. Nonnecke, T. J. Keefe, T. C. Thacker, J. C. Rhyan, F. E. Aldwell, and M. D. Salman

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Evaluation of Blood Assays for Detection of Mycobacterium bovis in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Michigan, Daniel J. O’Brien, Stephen M. Schmitt, Konstantin P. Lyashchenko, W. Ray Waters, Dale E. Berry, Mitchell V. Palmer, Jim McNair, Rena Greenwald, Javan Esfandiari, and Melinda K. Cosgrove

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Vaccination with Mycobacterium bovis BCG Strains Danish and Pasteur in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Experimentally Challenged with Mycobacterium bovis, M. V. Palmer, T. C. Thacker, and W. R. Waters

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Tuberculosis: A Re-Emerging Disease in Animals and Humans, Charles O. Thoen, Philip A. LoBue, Donald A. Enarson, John B. Kaneene, and Isabel N. de Kantor

2008

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Assessment of Risk Associated with the Minnesota Proposed Plan for Split-State Status for Mycobacterium bovis (Bovine Tuberculosis)

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Project: 2008 Activities Report

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Questions and Answers: Bovine Tuberculosis Signs and Symptoms

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Questions and Answers: Keeping Herds Free from Bovine Tuberculosis and Protecting the Food Supply

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Risks Associated with the Transmission of Bovine Tuberculosis from White-Tailed Deer to Cattle in Michigan: Current Research, Are R. Berentsen, Mike R. Dunbar, Regina Ebersole, and Robert G. McLean

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Managing Bovine Tuberculosis in White-Tailed Deer in Northwestern Minnesota: A 2008 Progress Report, Michelle Carstensen, Erika Butler, Michael DonCarlos, and Lou Cornicelli

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Antibody Responses of Cervids (Cervus elaphus) following Experimental Mycobacterium bovis Infection and the Implications for Immunodiagnosis, Noel P. Harrington, Om P. Surujballi, John F. Prescott, J. Robert Duncan, W. Ray Waters, Konstantin Lyashchenko, and Rena Greenwald

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Reducing the Public Health Impact of Bovine Tuberculosis by Controlling Disease Transmission Between Cattle and White-Tailed Deer in Northwestern Minnesota, Barbara Knust

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Animal-side serologic assay for rapid detection of Mycobacterium Bovis infection in multiple species of free-ranging wildlife, K.P. Lyashchenko, R. Greenwald, J. Esfandiari, M.A. Chambers, J. Vicente, C. Gortazar, N. Santos, M. Correia-Neves, B.M. Buddle, R. Jackson, D.J. O’Brien, S. Schmitt, M.V. Palmer, R.J. Delahay, and W.R. Waters

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Sentinel-based Surveillance of Coyotes to Detect Bovine Tuberculosis, Michigan, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Todd C. Atwood, Thomas J. DeLiberto, Holly J. Smith, Justin S. Stevenson, Bruce V. Thomsen, Thomas Gidlewski, and Janet Payeur

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Blood culture and stimulation conditions for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in cervids by the Cervigam assay, W. R. Waters, M. V. Palmer, T. C. Thacker, K. Orloski, P. Nol, N. P. Harrington, S. C. Olsen, and B. J. Nonnecke

2007

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Project: 2007 Activities Report

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Coyotes as Sentinels for Monitoring Bovine Tuberculosis Prevalence in White-Tailed Deer, Todd Atwood, Kurt Vercauteren, Thomas Deliberto, Holly Smith, and Justin Stevenson

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Research Strategies of the National Wildlife Research Center to Control Bovine Tuberculosis in Wildlife in Michigan, Usa, A. R. Berentsen, M. R. Dunbary, and R. G. McLean

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Research Strategies to Reduce Bovine Tuberculosis Transmission from Wildlife to Cattle, Are R. Brentensen, Mike R. Dunbar, and Robert G. McLean

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Managing Bovine Tuberculosis in White-Tailed Deer in Northwestern Minnesota: A 2007 Progress Report, Michelle Carstensen, David Pauly, Michael DonCarlos, and Lou Cornicelli

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Vaccination of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette Guerin, M.V. Palmer, T.C. Thacker, and W.R. Waters

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Risk Factors Associated With the Prevalence of Tuberculosis-Like Lesions in Fenced Wild Boar and Red Deer in South Central Spain, Joaquin Vicente, Ursula Hofle, Joseba M. Garrido, Isabel G. Fernandez-de-Mera, Pelayo Acevedo, Ramon Juste, Marta Barral, and Christian Gortazar

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2006 Michigan Dairy Farm Business Analysis Summary, Eric Wittenberg and Christopher Wolf

2006

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The Role of Indirect Transmission in the Epidemiology of Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle and White-Tailed Deer in Michigan, Amanda Elizabeth Fine

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Disease Risks Associated with Increasing Feral Swine Numbers and Distribution in the United States, Thomas Hutton, Thomas DeLiberto, Sheldon Owen, and Bruce Morrison

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Project: Activities Report and Conference Proceedings 2006, Bridget Kavanagh-Patrick

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Wildlife Tuberculosis in South African Conservation Areas: Implications and Challenges, A.L. Michel, R.G. Bengis, D.F. Keet, M. Hofmeyr, L.M. de Klerk, P.C. Cross, A.E. Jolles, D. Cooper, I.J. Whyte, P. Buss, and J. Godfroid

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Advances in Bovine Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Pathogenesis: What Policy Makers Need to Know, Mitchell V. Palmer and W. Ray Waters

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Survival of Mycobacterium bovis on Feedstuffs Commonly Used as Supplemental Feed for White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Mitchell V. Palmer and Diana L. Whipple

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Wild Boar and Red Deer Display High Prevalences of Tuberculosis-Like Lesions in Spain, Joaquín Vicente, Ursula Höfle, Joseba M. Garrido, Isabel G. Fernández-De-Mera, Ramón Juste, Marta Barral, and Christian Gortazar

2005

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Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication: Uniform Methods and Rules, Effective January 1, 2005

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Project: 2005 Activities Report and Conference Proceedings

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Use of an Electronic Nose To Diagnose Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Badgers and Cattle, R. Fend, R. Geddes, S. Lesellier, H.-M. Vordermeier, L. A. L. Corner, E. Gormley, E. Costello, R. G. Hewinson, D. J. Marlin, A. C. Woodman, and M. A. Chambers

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Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from wild ungulates in south-central Spain, Christian Gortazar, Joaquín Vicente, Sofia Samper, Joseba M. Garrido, Isabel Fernandez-de-Mera, Patricia Gavín, Ramón A. Juste, Carlos Martín, Pelayo Acevedo, Manuel de la Puentea, and Ursula Höflea

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Wildlife-Cattle Interactions in Northern Michigan: Implications for the Transmission of Bovine Tuberculosis, Jerry Alan Hill

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Spatial Management of Wildlife Disease, Richard Horan; Christopher Wolf; Eli P. Fenichel; and Kenneth H. Mathews, Jr.

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Hidden Effects of Chronic Tuberculosis in African Buffalo, Anna E. Jolles, David V. Cooper, and Simon A. Levin

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Mycobacterium avium Subsp. paratuberculosis from Free-Ranging Deer and Rabbits Surrounding Minnesota Dairy Herds, Eran A. Raizman, Scott J. Wells, Peter A. Jordan, Glenn D. DelGiudice, and Russell R. Bey

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Antibody Responses in Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) Infected with Mycobacterium bovis, W. R. Waters, M. V. Palmer, J. P. Bannantine, R. Greenwald, J. Esfandiari, P. Andersen, J. McNair, J. M. Pollock, and K. P. Lyashchenko

2004

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Project: 2004 Activities Report and Conference Proceedings

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Bovine Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) in Wildlife in Spain, Alicia Aranaz, Lucía de Juan, Natalia Montero, Celia Sanchez, Margarita Galka, Consuelo Delso, Julio Alvarez, Beatriz Romero, Javier Bezos, Ana I. Vela, Victor Briones, Ana Mateos, and Lucas Domínguez

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Tuberculosis, John B. Kaneene and Charles O. Thoen

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Estimating the True Prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis in Hunter-Harvested White-Tailed Deer in Michigan, Daniel J. O’Brien, Stephen M. Schmitt, Dale E. Berry, Scott D. Fitzgerald, Jolene R. Vanneste, Timothy J. Lyon, Diane Magsig, Jean S. Fierke, Thomas M. Cooley, Laura S. Zwick, and Bruce V. Thomsen

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Investigation of the Transmission of Mycobacterium bovis from Deer to Cattle Through Indirect Contact, Mitchell V. Palmer, W. Ray Waters, and Diana L. Whipple

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Shared Feed as a Means of Deer-to-Deer Transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, Mitchell V. Palmer, W. Ray Waters, and Diana L. Whipple

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Evaluation of an In Vitro Blood-Based Assay to Detect Production of Interferon-γ By Mycobacterium Bovis–Infected White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus), Mitchell V. Palmer, W. Ray Waters, Diana L. Whipple, Ralph E. Slaughter, and Stephen L. Jones

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Risk of Disease from Wildlife Reservoirs: Badgers, Cattle, and Bovine Tuberculosis, M. Scantlebury, M. R. Hutchings, D. J. Allcroft, and S. Harris

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Seasonality of tuberculosis in India: is it real and what does it tell us?, Lorna E. Thorpe, Thomas R. Frieden, Kayla F. Laserson, Charles Wells, and Gulshan Khatri

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Bovine Tuberculosis in Swedish Farmed Deer: Detection and Control of the Disease, Helene Wahlström

2003

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Bovine Tuberculosis in Elk (Cervus Elaphus Manitobensis) near Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, from 1992 To 2002

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Genealogical Relationships Influence the Probability of Infection with Bovine Tuberculosis and Microgeographic Genetic Structure in Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer, Julie Anne Blanchong

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The risk of disease transmission to livestock posed by contamination of farm stored feed by wildlife excreta, M. J. Daniels, M. R. Hutchings, and A. Greig

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Bovine Tuberculosis in Michigan: Understanding Stakeholder Attitudes toward the Disease and Eradication Efforts, Meegan Leah Dorn

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Spatial and Temporal Spread of Bovine Tuberculosis in Wild White-Tailed Deer in Michigan, Graham J. Hickling, Stephen M. Schmitt, and Daniel J. O'Brien

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The Economics of Managing Wildlife Disease, Richard D. Horan and Christopher A. Wolf

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Are There “Hot Spots” of Bovine Tuberculosis in the Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Herd of Northeastern Michigan?, Brandi Danielle Hughey

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Prevalence of Chronic Wasting Disease and Bovine Tuberculosis in Free-Ranging Deer and Elk in South Dakota, Christopher N. Jacques, Jonathan A. Jenks, Allen L. Jenny, and Steven L. Griffin

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Aerosol Exposure of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Mycobacterium Bovis, Mitchell V. Palmer, W. Ray Waters, and Diana L. Whipple

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Michigan Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Project: Activities Report 2003, Bridget Patrick

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MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES IN WILDLIFE, Gary Witmer, Thomas DeLiberto, Kurt Vercauteren, and Peter Butchko

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Mycobacterial Diseases in Wildlife, Gary Witmer, Thomas Deliberto, Kurt Vercauteren, and Peter Butchko

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Feral Swine - Are They a Disease Threat to Livestock in the United States?, Gary W. Witmer, Robert B. Sanders, and Arnold C. Taft

2002

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Dynamics of Bovine Tuberculosis in Wild White-Tailed Deer in Michigan, Graham J. Hickling

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Environmental and Farm Management Factors Associated with Tuberculosis on Cattle Farms in Northeastern Michigan, John B. Kaneene, Colleen S. Bruning-Fann, Larry M. Granger, RoseAnn Miller, and Barbara A. Porter-Spalding

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Susceptibility of Raccoons (Procyon lotor) to Infection with Mycobacterium bovis, Mitchell V. Palmer, W. Ray Waters, and Diana L. Whipple

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Lesion Development in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Experimentally Infected with Mycobacterium bovis, M. V. Palmer, W. R. Waters, and D. L. Whipple

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Milk Containing Mycobacterium bovis as a Source of Infection for White-Tailed Deer Fawns (Odocoileus virginianus), M.V. Palmer, W.R. Waters, and D. L. Whipple

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Tonsillar Lesions in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Naturally Infected With Mycobacterium Bovis, M. V. Palmer, D. L. Whipple, K. L. Butler, S. D. Fitzgerald, C. S. Bruning-Fann, and S. M. Schmitt

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Bovine Tuberculosis in Michigan Wildlife and Livestock, Stephen M. Schmitt, Daniel J. O'brien, Colleen S. Brunning-Fann, and Scott D. Fitzgerald

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Mycobacterium bovis–Infected White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus): Detection of Immunoglobulin Specific to Crude Mycobacterial Antigens by ELISA, W. Ray Waters, Mitchell V. Palmer, and Diana L. Whipple

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Nitric Oxide Production as an Indication of Mycobacterium Bovis Infection in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), W. R. Waters, M. V. Palmer, R. E. Sacco, and D. L. Whipple

2001

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Bovine Tuberculosis in Free-Ranging Carnivores from Michigan, Colleen S. Bruning-Fann, Stephen M. Schmitt, Scott D. Fitzgerald, Jean S. Fierke, Paul D. Friedrich, John B. Kaneene, Kathy A. Clarke, Kelly L. Butler, Janet B. Payeur, Diana L. Whipple, Thomas M. Cooley, Janice M. Miller, and Darian P. Muzo

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Bovine Tuberculosis in Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula): Studies on Vaccination, Experimental Infection, and Disease Transmission, L. A. L. Corner

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Movement Patterns and Behavior at Winter-Feeding and Fall Baiting Stations in a Population of White-Tailed Deer Infected with Bovine Tuberculosis in the Northeastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Mark Stephen Garner

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Experimental Deer-To-Deer Transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, Mitchell V. Palmer, Diana L. Whipple, and W. Ray Waters

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Tuberculin Skin Testing in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Mitchell V. Palmer, Diana L. Whipple, and W. Ray Waters

2000

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Proceedings from the Conference on Bovine Tuberculosis – March 2000

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Use of GIS to Evaluate Livestock-Wildlife Interactions Relative to Tuberculosis Spread on Molokai Island, Hawaii, Stephanie Bany and Jerome Freier

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Comparison of postmortem techniques for the detection of Mycobacterium bovis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Scott D. Fitzgerald, John B. Kaneene, Kelly L. Butler, Kathy R. Clarke, Jean S. Fierke, Stephen M. Schmitt, Colleen S. Bruning-Fann, Rachel R. Mitchell, Dale E. Berry, and Janet B. Payeur

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Genetic Resistance to Experimental Infection with Mycobacterium bovis in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Colin G. Mackintosh, Tariq Qureshi, Ken Waldrup, Robert E. Labes, Ken G. Dodds, and J. Frank T. Griffin

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Naturally Occurring Tuberculosis in White-Tailed Deer, Mitchell V. Palmer, Diana L. Whipple, Janet B. Payeur, David P. Alt, Kevin J. Esch, Colleen S. Bruning-Fann, and John B. Kaneene

1999

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Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication: Uniform Methods and Rules, Effective January 22, 1999

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A comparison of wildlife control and cattle vaccination as methods for the control of bovine tuberculosis, R. R. Kao and M. G. Roberts

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Observations on Animal and Human Health During the Outbreak of Mycobacterium bovis in Game Farm Wapiti in Alberta, P. Nick Nation, E. Anne Fanning, H. Bim Hopf, and Terry L. Church

Development of a Model of Natural Infection with Mycobacterium bovis in White-Tailed Deer, Mitchell V. Palmer, Diana L. Whipple, and Steven C. Olsen