Briefing 1593: bTB – call for views

This paper summarises the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England’s “A call for your views on strengthening our TB eradication programme and new ways of working”. If you wish to respond to the consultation

Year of Publication2012

Now is the right time to challenge Government, the livestock industry and the veterinary profession to ensure that we are all doing everything we can to eradicate the disease, whilst making sure that our programme of measures is financially sustainable. Tackling the disease in badgers is crucial but further strengthening of movement controls, risk based trading and testing is needed. Counties at the edge of endemic areas should have annual testing. We may want to consider working towards Official TB Free status for low incidence areas. We need to find ways to reduce the cost to the taxpayer including compensation costs.

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