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Bovine TB
BVA policy on bovine TB and badger control
  1. Martin Whitehead
  1. Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, Albion Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5BN
  1. e-mail: martin{at}

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JONES and others (VR, May 25, 2013, vol 172, p 562) argue that the BVA should withdraw its support for the Government's policy of pilot badger culls because the method of culling – the shooting of free-roaming badgers at night with shotguns and rifles – is likely to have detrimental welfare impacts on a large number of badgers (ie, those which may be shot and injured, but not killed outright). Some …

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