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No bovine TB vaccine for ten years

See on – Bovine TB, badgers and cattle The European Commission has told Defra that a cattle vaccine for bovine TB (bTB) is unlikely to be commercially available until 2023. Gordon McGlone‘s insight: A bTB cattle vaccine has been field tested by AHVLA in cattle in Mexico and Ethiopia. more →

Nature Reserves Badger Vaccination

One of my last tasks as CEO of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust was to write up its 2012 bTB Nature Reserves Badger Vaccination Deployment Programme. I wrote it from my perspective as the CEO of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust; a research scientist who understands experimental design, an ecologist who has studied the more →

NFU raises hopes of full badger cull roll-out

See on – Bovine TB, badgers and cattle The NFU has raised hopes that the badger culling programme will be rolled out to other TB hotspots before the end of 2014. Gordon McGlone‘s insight: Just to remind ourselves;- the pilot culls in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset are designed more →

The Archers – Vaccinating badgers against TB

See on – Bovine TB, badgers and cattle Ed Grundy is learning how to vaccinate badgers against TB. Steve Peacock explains why. As early shifts go, this wasn’t bad. Gordon McGlone‘s insight: Steve Peacock accepted my invitation to see badger vaccination first hand.  Two visits followed; a site recce more →