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Table 5 The number of badgers submitted to the Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory from the study area between Autumn 2014 and the end of 2016, including the number (%) that were road casualties, and the number (%) with visible lesions or positive on culture. Herds within the study area were determined based on the District Electoral Division of the herd number

From: The bovine tuberculosis cluster in north County Sligo during 2014–16

  2014 2015 2016 Total
Total badgers 46 63 36 145
Road casualties 8 (17.4) 19 (30.2) 5 (14.0) 32 (2.1)
Visible lesions 6 (13.0) 3 (4.8) 4 (11.1) 13 (9.0)
M. bovis positive on bacteriological culture 9 (20.0) 17 (27.0) 12 (33.3) 38 (26.2)