Badgers and Bovine TB Category

Badger Vaccines five things your MP should know

Badger Vaccines five things your MP should know Badger vaccine is available and is use in England led by voluntary organisations that accept the scientific research of Chambers and Carter showing a protective effect on vaccinated uninfected badgers against bovine TB. Injectable BadgerBCG has been in use by conservation bodies more →

Stars Sign Up to Save England’s Badgers

100 Scientists, vets, conservationists, land managers and stars Sign Up to Save England’s Badgers I am proud to add my signature as an earth-bound contribution. Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Brian Blessed, Martin Shaw, Anthony Head and Virginia McKenna OBE  are among over one hundred celebrities, scientists, naturalists, veterinarians more →

Badger Vaccine Fund 2013

Badger Vaccine Fund 2013 Dear Gordon, Following a successful application cycle for badger vaccination in 2013/2014 and wider expressions of interest from wildlife and other organisations, Defra are pleased to announce that the Badger Vaccination Fund will be open for a second round of applications for new vaccination projects carrying out more →

Bovine TB in humans

Paul Torgerson, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at Zurich has commented on the Sunday Times article Thousands of TB cows sold as food and has these observations on Bovine TB in humans. There has NEVER in the UK been a verified case of human bTB caused by eating beef. DEFRA knows this more →

Thousands of TB cows sold as food

Thousands of TB cows sold as food||TENS of thousands of diseased cattle, slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), are being sold for human consumption by Defra, the food and farming ministry, an investigation by The Sunday Times has found. The raw meat, from around 28,000 diseased animals a more →