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Vaccinating against tuberculosis (part 1)

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle (Bos primigenius) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. It develops slowly but it ends up very nasty. You might choose to follow the ‘tuberculosis’ tag on my blog. Here in Britain … Continue reading

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Shoot badgers? Vaccinate badgers? How about not blaming badgers?

There’s supposed to be a badger (Meles meles) cull happening right now in parts of England. I say ‘supposed to be’ because there’s not a lot about it on the news. It’s about bovine tuberculosis (bTB). This disease is caused … Continue reading

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Bovine TB: The science behind the decisions

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
From Farmers Guardian 2009 The head researcher at the Government’s badger research centre is adamant culling badgers will make bTB worse and that farmers need to start backing the vaccination programme. Joanne Pugh went…

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Owen Paterson talks to farmers

Here’s what Owen Paterson said last week. This speech opened the Oxford Farming Conference. Mr Paterson’s our Home Secretary for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, so this is a career politician’s speech. We can make our own judgements. One of … Continue reading

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