Farming hot topic : Bovine TB (bTB)TB in cattle continues to be farming’s most divisive issue. Farmers Guardian’s ‘TB hot topics’ section features all the latest news on bovine TB as it happens, as well as features and videos highlighting the human cost of living with the disease and on the scientific, historic and political backdrop.
Latest bTB news
THE Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has confirmed the award of two contracts to deliver TB testing in Wales but the award in England has been delayed by a legal challenge.
A SHROPSHIRE farmer has spoken of his ‘devastation’ at having to wind down his beef herd after battling with bovine TB (bTB) for six years.
A SHROPSHIRE farming family’s carefully laid plans for another successful show season have been shattered by the discovery of bovine TB (bTB) in a three-month-old calf.
OUR timeline shows the ups and downs of battling TB over the years, from the 1930s to present day.
FARMING and veterinary industry leaders have insisted culling badgers can deliver long-term, lasting benefits in bovine TB (bTB) hotspots in England and Wales.
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- The monthly TB statistics for Britain can be found here
- There is also still plenty of TB-related information on Defra’s old website
- AHVLA’s advice and information on the disease can be found here
- The Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG) has been set up to advise on the development and implementation of a strategy for eradicating bovine TB (website)
They have lived through some hellish experiences but grown stronger and more resolute together. Alistair Driver hears why those involved in the Gloucestershire badger cull pilot believe they have shown the policy works.
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