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What’s infecting England’s cows with TB? Is it badgers, or farmers and climate change?

Originally posted on vetsbeyondreason:
Found at http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059991389. Erica Rex, E&E Europe correspondent ClimateWire: Friday, December 6, 2013 “There’s no security, or peace and tranquility, except underground.” — Badger, from “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame NEWENT, Gloucestershire, England…

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Vaccination of badgers is launched

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From the Western Gazette, North Dorset at http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Vaccination-badgers-launched/story-20314824-detail/story.html#axzz2nO4fAjhg. CONSERVATIONISTS in Dorset began their own battle against badgers with TB this week, but have begun to vaccinate them instead of culling them. The Dorset Wildlife Trust said…

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Getting rid of bovine tuberculosis?

A farmer in my family told me, ‘People want clean meat.’ Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle (Bos primigenius) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. Our UK Government wants rid of bTB, because then the European Union … Continue reading

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Badger cull to end early in Gloucestershire

People with guns have been out shooting badgers (Meles meles) in Gloucestershire. This was one of the ‘pilot culls’ supposed to get rid of some of the badgers which, say some, are a reservoir of the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis which … Continue reading

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Licence for more badger culling

Natural England has today confirmed that criteria have been met to allow control of badgers to continue under licence in west Somerset for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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The badger cull – what we know and what we don’t know

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle (Bos primigenius) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. You could follow my ‘tuberculosis’ tag. Other animals can get bTB too. In Britain, some people think the native badger (Meles meles) is … Continue reading

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Bovine TB in New Zealand compared to Britain and Ireland

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle (Bos primigenius) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. You could follow my ‘tuberculosis’ tag. This disease is zoonotic. That is, M. bovis can infect us as well as cattle. Not very … Continue reading

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