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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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As well as cull, contraceptives lined up for badgers in battle against farm TB

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How many ways shall I ‘not’ kill thee…. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson pledged to eradicate disease from English cattle within 25 years. The Independent reports The government is working on a contraceptive for badgers…

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Attracting or repelling insects

To an insect, some things are tasty and some things are repulsive. Of course that depends on which kind of insect is deciding what to eat. This can be important to us humans, because some insects are pests to us. … Continue reading

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