An all-island approach to mapping bovine tuberculosis in Ireland

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Title: An all-island approach to mapping bovine tuberculosis in Ireland
Authors: McGrath, Guy
Abernethy, D.
Stringer, L.
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5741
Date: 2009
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.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Copyright (published version): 2009 the author(s)
Keywords: Bovine tuberculosis;Epidemiology;Geographic information systems;GIS;Mapping;Northern Ireland;Republic of Ireland;TB
DOI: 10.1186/2046-0481-62-3-192
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Veterinary Medicine Research Collection
CVERA Research Collection

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