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Bovine TB
Welsh decision to vaccinate badgers against bovine TB
  1. L. H. Thomas, Secretary
  1. Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management, Smiths Cottage, Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8UA
  1. e-mail: drlewis.thomas{at}virgin.net

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WHAT the Welsh environment minister and organisations such as the RSPCA and National Trust that are climbing on to the bandwagon of vaccination should know is that a proven vaccine against bovine TB currently does not exist for use in the field either for cattle or for badgers (see VR, March 24, 2012, vol 170, pp 297–298). Although the injectable badger BCG vaccine …

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