Shropshire farmer Roger Evans questions the transmission of bTB on working farms and the precautions in place to prevent outbreaks.14 mins
The announcement of a regionalised approach to eliminating bTB in Wales has been welcomed by the British Veterinary Association.
The BVA is to “carefully consider” a study that casts doubt about the extent to which badgers cause bTB in cattle.
Farmers signed up to the scheme could market their animals as being at lower risk of contracting or passing on the disease, says Cattle Health Certification Standards.
A series of regional workshops have been set up to help official veterinarians (OVs) explore key issues to help farms remain free from bovine TB.
Defra has confirmed seven additional licences for badger control measures covering parts of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, with operations underway.