An all-island approach to mapping bovine tuberculosis in Ireland

G Mcgrath, D Abernethy, L Stringer, Sj More

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Abstract

This study used techniques in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to explore the spatial patterns of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the whole island of Ireland over an 11-year period. This is the first time that data pertaining to TB from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been collated and examined in an all-Ireland context. The analyses were based on 198, 156 point locations representing active farms with cattle in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland between the years 1996 and 2006. The results consist of a series of maps giving a visual representation of cattle populations and associated detected bTB levels on the island of Ireland over this time interval.
Original languageEnglish
Article number192
Pages (from-to)192-197
Number of pages6
JournalIrish Veterinary Journal
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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