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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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Badger cull is to start tomorrow night

Here in Britain some cattle (Bos primigenius) get bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and we want rid. Wild badgers (Meles meles) can get bTB too. Some people think badgers spread the infection (Mycobacterium bovis) to cattle. Others think that we shouldn’t obsess … Continue reading

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Badger culling

My fellow blogger MottledThrush shows us what’s being said in Brussels about badgers. Here’s a list of notifiable diseases affecting livestock in Britain. Our Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, is taking a political risk here isn’t he? He might win … Continue reading

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