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Localized badger culling in response to bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks increases the risk of infection in nearby herds, according to a new analysis.
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Badger culling is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of helping control cattle TB in Britain, according to research published today in PLoS ONE.
A British government scientist is believed to have contracted bovine tuberculosis from an infected badger, a government official said. Thirty other staff members employed by the government's Food and Environment Research Agency in Woodchester, England, near Stroud, are also being tested for the often deadly infectious disease, said Alison Wilson, FERA's head of executive support. This is the first time a suspected case of mycobacterium bovis has jumped the species barrier and caused human...
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Britainâ€™s environmental secretary has confirmed the government will not be issuing licenses to cull cattle tuberculosis (TB).
A tuberculosis outbreak in Welsh cattle as resulted in a â€œtargeted cullâ€ of badgers to eradicate the disease. Details and location of the cull have not been announced.
Two young Scottish men admitted badger baiting Thursday after police found videotape on a social networking site that showed a badger being killed. Sean Dodds and Kyle Lawrie, both Hawick residents, could be sentenced to as much as three years in prison, The Scotsman reported.
LONDON (Reuters) - The National Farmers Union said on Tuesday it is to mount a legal challenge to British government plans to introduce pre-movement testing of cattle later this month in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis.
Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday.
The stink badger (Mydaus) is a genus of mammals that contains two species that are not true badgers. These belong in the skunk family Mephitidae. The two species within this genus are known as the Palawan stink badger and the Sunda stink badger, which is also known as the Teledu. These species can be found on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, including Java, Borneo, and Sumatra. The Palawan stink badger also appears on many small islands in its range and the Philippine island of Palawan,...
The American Badger, Taxidea taxus, is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European Badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico and central Canada. This animal prefers dry open areas with deep soils that are easy to dig, such as prairie regions. In Mexico, this animal is sometimes called "tlacoyote". Anatomy The stocky body is flattened covered with shaggy grizzled fur, and the legs are short and powerful. The legs have...
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