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Bovine TB
Badgers and bovine TB
  1. Tom Langton
  1. Dews Farm, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9AE
  1. email: tl{at}langtonuk.co.uk

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In response to correspondence in last week’s issue on the role of badgers in bovine TB (bTB) (VR, 22 June 2019, vol 184, p 774-775).

Roger Blowey might consider the cited recent reference1 covering trial blindness and David King’s input. The paper challenges the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT) finding that proactive badger culling can influence rates of new herd breakdown. Blindness is considered a fundamental quality of good experimental design. In the RBCT it is not inconceivable that …

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