Research and analysis

Bovine TB: incidence of TB in cattle in licensed badger control areas in 2013 to 2016

Analysis of the incidence of TB in cattle following 3 years of licensed badger control in Somerset and Gloucestershire and 1 year in Dorset.

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Report on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in 2013 – 2016: Three years’ follow-up in areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire and one year of follow-up in Dorset of industry-led badger control

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This report assesses the incidence of TB in cattle over 3 years of licensed badger control in Somerset and Gloucestershire, and 1 year for Dorset, since culling started.

Industry-led licensed badger control began in areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire in 2013, and in Dorset in 2015, with the aim of reducing the population of badgers and reducing the potential spread of TB between badgers and cattle.

Published 11 September 2017