New doctoral thesis about the bovine tuberculosis in the herds
In mid-September, the PhD student of CReSA, Sintayehu Guta, read his doctoral thesis about the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis.
Directed by the researchers Alberto Allepuz and Jordi Casal, Sintayehu Guta discovered that a large percentage of new infections are, in fact, a re-emergence of infections that had affected the farm. Besides, was discovered that farms with large area of pasture and with neighbors had a higher probability to suffer a persistent outbreak.
The objectives of the thesis, entitled “Epidemiological investigation of bovine tuberculosis causes of herd breakdowns and persistence in Spain“, were improve the knowledge about the most likely causes and of infection and the factors related with the herds with continual infection.