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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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Update on Bovine TB and the UK Badger Cull

Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, at Westminster Environment Secretary Owen Paterson (shown above) has described Bovine TB as ‘the most pressing animal health problem facing this country’. It has led to the slaughter…

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Count the spots: Parents should not have to

When I say that I love statistics, most people glaze over. Let me tell you that I glaze over at certain branches of science, even at some things I needed to write about in my PhD thesis. Nobody’s good at … Continue reading

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Spreading the vaccination message on World Veterinary Day

Originally posted on Sciencelens:
It’s 27 April, and today is World Veterinary Day. Celebrated since 2000 on the last Saturday in April, each year features a specific theme of particular interest to the veterinary community. This year, World Veterinary Day…

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Where to spend for malaria? Global Health Trials look for the answers

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Vaccines for livestock and people

Peter Border and Daniel Amund at the UK Houses of Parliament have published a briefing sheet about livestock vaccines. These authors explain the different kinds of vaccine. They put the story of a new vaccine against foot and mouth disease … Continue reading

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New vaccine against foot and mouth disease

Here’s an article from Understanding Animal Research (UAR) about a new vaccine against foot and mouth disease (FMD). FMD is a highly infectious disease of cloven-hoofed animals, caused by the virus Aphthae epizooticae. It’s not to be confused with hand, … Continue reading

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Schmallenberg virus is killing lambs and calves but a vaccine is coming

Today my fellow blogger nahrvalur reminded me about Schmallenberg virus (SBV). That emerging disease which is carried by midges and which deforms lambs, kids, calves and fawns. I hadn’t forgotten SBV, with farmers in my family-in-law, but this year their … Continue reading

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Update on the virus which deforms lambs, calves and fawns

Here’s an update about the schmallenberg virus (SBV) from the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI). Schmallenberg is nasty, if it gets into your herd or flock. It’s an emerging disease carried by midges, now affecting farms across continental Europe … Continue reading

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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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