Work is well underway in assembling a strong cast of experts in Vaccination in the control of bovine tuberculosis – bovine TB. The Zoological Society of London ZSL is hosting the event on Thursday October 3rd to give the most up to date information on this topical and important subject. ...read more →
Four more ‘hard’ years of culls ‘to control bovine tuberculosis’ Westcountry farmers hope bovine tuberculosis in cattle could be controlled within four years, amid Government claims the badger cull may drag on until 2038. Ahead of two pilot schemes due to start this… Gordon McGlone‘s insight: Bill Harper, chairman ...read more →
EFRA Select Committee – bTB vaccine for badgers and cattle The inquiry is expected to cover the likely timescales and challenges in delivering vaccination programmes, their costs and efficacy, and whether a vaccination programme could be delivered without having a negative effect on UK exports. I attended three of the ...read more →
I became involved with the difficult issue of bovine TB right at the start of my career with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Badgers were still being gassed in their setts in 1979 but already there were signs that this disease management strategy was flawed. Gassing badger setts with hydrogen cyanide was ...read more →
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/badgers-and-bovineTB Last year Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust was the first non-governmental organisation to begin deployment of the injectable BadgerBCG vaccine. In the video below Dr Gordon McGlone Trust explains the results of their summer vaccination programme.