Thursday, 15 January 2015

Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease

Date:
January 14, 2015

Source:
University of Queen Mary London

Summary:
The only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter. New modelling has found that in a region containing about 1.5m cows of which 3000 to 15,000 might have TB, badger culling could account for a reduction of 12 in the number of infected cattle. While reducing the testing interval by one month could reduce the number of those infected by 193.


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