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Bovine TB
Badger TVR project continues in Northern Ireland despite shortage of BCG vaccine

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THE third year of the test and vaccinate or remove (TVR) wildlife intervention project in Northern Ireland is to go ahead despite a worldwide shortage of the BCG vaccine, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has announced.

The five-year TVR project began in 2014 and is examining the effects of implementing a TVR approach on badgers in an area with a high prevalence of bovine TB in cattle. As part of the project, badgers are captured between June and November each year and tested for …

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