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  1. Andrew J. Wilson
  1. Head of Unit SANCO F 6, Animal Health and Welfare, European Commission Food and Veterinary Office, Grange, Dunsany, County Meath, Ireland
  1. e-mail: andrew.wilson{at}

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THE BVA issued a press statement on October 23 that included a comment from its president that: ‘Scientists agree that culling badgers does reduce the levels of infection in cattle herds, and we know that no country has dealt with bovine TB without tackling the disease in wildlife’.

Leaving aside the recent opinion expressed by some 30 scientists in …

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