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Working Together to Eradicate Bovine Tuberculosis

12 September 2012

UK - In England, tough measures are already in place that are helping stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The government restricts cattle movement, regularly administers robust testing of cattle and is committed to piloting the badger control policy. However, TB is a constantly evolving disease and we have to move just as quickly to keep up with and eventually eradicate it, says the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The Government must work with farmers and vets in collaboration to do all we can to stop TB spreading. Through the new Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE), the Government is asking all those involved in the fight against TB to work together and tell them directly about their ideas for improving the ways it works in tackling the disease.

Industry has always been innovative and the Government must be the same. DEFRA has said it is looking at all aspects of the disease’s impact – the measures that are taken, TB tests, how advice is given and removal of animals that test positive for bovine TB.

People can give their views through this website or by writing directly to the Board at: AHWBE (Bovine TB Call for Views), Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

Every recommendation will be carefully considered and the Animal Health and Welfare Board is also touring the country to ask farmers and veterinarians directly for their views.

Further Reading

Find out more information on TB by clicking here.

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