Badger cull linked to fall in bovine TB in two areas, study suggests

Report on test areas in England hailed by farmers’ union as proof that badger cull works

The culling of badgers in two areas of England has been linked to a marked decrease in new cases of bovine TB on farms, research suggests, bolstering farmers who support the culls.

In Gloucestershire, the incidence of TB cases in cattle was two thirds lower after four years of badger culling than would have been expected from a comparison of similar unculled sites, while in Somerset the rate was 37% lower. In a third area, in Dorset, there was no significant difference.

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Source: The Guardian
Badger cull linked to fall in bovine TB in two areas, study suggests