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Is the existing bovine TB eradication policy really working?

One of my favourite sources of information about bovine tuberculosis (bTB, caused by Mycobacterium bovis) is bovinetb.co.uk. Its unnamed author is ‘looking for the reform of a costly and misguided system.’ When I talk to farmers, I often hear support … Continue reading

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Turkeys

If you’re Stateside it’s your Thanksgiving today. For those who eat meat, the Thanksgiving dinner includes roast turkey (Meleagris gallopava). Here in Britain we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but most of us celebrate Christmas. With roast turkey. The turkey has been … Continue reading

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Foot and mouth disease

Here in Britain we’ll never forget how ten million animals were slaughtered when foot and mouth disease (FMD) spread through sheep, cattle, goats and pigs in 2001-2. We saw horrifying images of mass pyres burning the carcases. The disease broke … Continue reading

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