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Bovine TB
National Trust announces badger vaccination programme

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THE National Trust has announced that a four-year programme to vaccinate badgers against bovine TB is to begin on its Killerton estate in Devon this spring.

The trust, which owns many farms in TB ‘hot spot’ areas, says that there are relatively few places in the UK that would meet the challenging criteria for an effective cull of badgers. It believes that developing the ability to vaccinate badgers and cattle is vital for the eradication of bovine TB in the long term.

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