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Bovine TB
TB in cattle and badgers

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I HAVE been working in farm practice since I qualified in 1963 and this year I have sent more cattle to slaughter after failing a TB test than in the total of all the other years. I also work with the British Wildlife and Rescue Centre near Stafford, so badgers are also among my patients. This area used to be one of the densest dairy cattle areas in the world; now they are rare animals about here, so it is not the increase in cattle population that is increasing TB. Some …

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