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Bovine TB
TB control strategy
  1. Declan O'Rourke and
  2. Neil Blake
  1. BCVA, 17 The Glenmore Centre, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AP
  1. e-mail: office{at}

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WE wish to state our support for the recent actions taken by Defra and the Chief Veterinary Officer, and for extensions to and the continuation through to completion of the pilot badger culls in west Somerset and Gloucestershire.

The independent panel of experts will review the pilots and will report in due course in accordance with the objectives of the pilots. While convenient to latch on to scientific developments such as PCR technology, new diagnostics and vaccination as alternatives to current policy, ultimately, we as veterinarians must have confidence in their …

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