Detail of outcome
Defra is planning to publish a summary of responses to the consultation on a draft Strategy for Achieving Officially bovine TB-Free Status for England together with the complementary report of the Citizen Dialogue on bovine TB project (Defra Project SE3049).
The Citizen Dialogue on bovine TB project included stakeholder workshops, public workshops, and public online engagement. The project extended beyond the consultation period and a final report is expected in early 2014. The summary of responses and Citizen Dialogue on bovine TB project report will be published together with the final Strategy for Achieving Officially bovine TB-Free Status for England.
This consultation ran from 4 July 2013 12:00am to
26 September 2013 11:45pm
Defra is consulting on a draft strategy to achieve bovine tuberculosis-free status for England within the next 25 years.
This consultation is being held on another website
The draft strategy has been developed by the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE) and the Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG). It draws extensively on international examples of successful approaches to tackling bovine tuberculosis.
Under the strategy we would build on the existing controls to keep the ‘Low Risk Area of England’ free of the disease, to stop the disease spreading outside the edge of the ‘High Risk Area’, and to progressively eliminate the disease from the ‘High Risk Area’.
Under the proposed strategy we would focus on the development of new tools such as vaccines for badgers and cattle, and new diagnostic tests that could offer new ways of tackling the disease. The draft strategy also considers how delivering its aim would be managed and funded. It highlights the potential benefits of a new government-industry partnership approach to tackling bovine tuberculosis.