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Bovine TB
Research suggests ‘hidden burden’ of bovine TB infection

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MATHEMATICAL modelling by a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the AHVLA has suggested that there is a ‘hidden burden’ of bovine TB that continues to persist and spread within cattle herds in Great Britain despite extensive testing and control programmes.

Led by Andrew Conlan, of the Disease Dynamics Unit at Cambridge vet school, the team investigated the importance of cattle-to-cattle transmission in the epidemiology of bovine TB. They suggest that TB testing may be missing many animals harbouring the disease and …

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