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Table 1 Numbers of badgers captured in the treatment areas, by year and county, prior to the start of the study and during the study

From: Tuberculosis in cattle: the results of the four-area project

Area Period Year Cork Donegal Kilkenny Monaghan Total
Removal areas   1988-92 31 118 0 3 152
  Pre-study perioda 1992/93 11 0 0 0 11
   1993/94 9 0 0 34 43
   1994/95 0 5 4 56 65
   1995/96 0 4 148 123 275
   1996/97 1 0 57 0 58
   Total 21 9 209 213 452
  Study period 1997/98 235 191 189 176 791
   1998/99 103 38 83 84 308
   1999/00 46 16 61 71 194
   2000/01b 29 16 28 34 107
   2001/02 36 16 49 78 179
   Total 449 277 410 443 1,579
Buffer areas   1988-92 16 0 0 0 16
  Pre-study perioda 1992/93 0 0 0 0 0
   1993/94 0 0 0 7 7
   1994/95 0 0 0 3 3
   1995/96 2 0 0 1 3
   1996/97 0 0 0 0 0
   Total 2 0 0 11 13
  Study period 1997/98 166 17 61 78 322
   1998/99 85 16 16 42 159
   1999/00 53 10 14 34 111
   2000/01b 22 6 18 20 66
   2001/02 31 16 33 43 123
   Total 357 65 142 217 781
Reference areas   1988-92 0 0 0 5 5
  Pre-study perioda 1992/93 0 0 0 0 0
   1993/94 5 0 0 17 22
   1994/95 4 1 55 0 60
   1995/96 5 1 33 0 39
   1996/97 3 4 4 0 11
   Total 17 6 92 17 132
  Study period 1997/98 18 0 7 4 29
   1998/99 36 9 43 21 109
   1999/00 23 0 3 17 43
   2000/01b 14 4 16 10 44
   2001/02 6 0 25 2 33
   Total 97 13 94 54 258
  1. a The pre-study period: September 1, 1992 to August 31, 1997
  2. bThe number of badgers removed in 2000/01 was low due to restrictions imposed following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Ireland.