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University of Glasgow :: University news

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DNA study will reveal badgers’ role in spreading Bovine TB

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Number 10's badger cull 'escape plan' - Paterson doomed?

Number 10's badger cull 'escape plan' - Paterson doomed? | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Number 10 is seeking an 'escape plan' for a badger cull gone disastrously wrong under Owen Paterson's direction. Lesley Docksey reports on a likely end to the cull - and to Paterson's ministerial role.
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TB hits cattle in South Lakes and north Lancashire

TB hits cattle in South Lakes and north Lancashire | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
THE devastating cattle disease bovine tuberculosis has been found on farms in South Lakeland and north Lancashire.
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Cruelty to badgers 'almost doubles'

Cruelty to badgers 'almost doubles' | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
The number of people prosecuted for cruelty to badgers has almost doubled in five years, new figures obtained by Labour suggest.
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Badger culls could help songbirds - Telegraph

Badger culls could help songbirds - Telegraph | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
The cull of thousands of badgers this summer could help to increase songbird populations, according to a senior government adviser.
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If the Government thinks they can persuade the general public to support the badger cull just by suggesting it will help songbirds - they must think we are stupid! Not even a quote from RSPB - didn't they get asked?

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Badger cull can’t halt TB spread – Packham TV animal expert launches attack on Government’s strategy before appearing at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Badger cull can’t halt TB spread – Packham TV animal expert launches attack on Government’s strategy before appearing at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
A LEADING zoologist and broadcaster has slammed the Goverment’s badger cull aimed at tackling bovine tuberculosis.
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Badger cull goes ahead but it will cost £4m - Telegraph

Badger cull goes ahead but it will cost £4m - Telegraph | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Thousands of badgers will be killed this summer, the Environment Secretary said on Wednesday, after approving culls in two areas to try to halt the spread of bovine TB.
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Wales' chief vet sees TB vaccination in Ethiopia | News | Farmers Guardian

Wales' chief vet sees TB vaccination in Ethiopia | News | Farmers Guardian | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
THE Wales-based bovine TB eradication approach has taken on an international element following a visit to Ethiopia by chief veterinary officer, Dr Christianne Glossop, to see its cattle vaccination project.
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Badger cull will not solve bovine tuberculosis problem in cattle, Durham University study claims

Badger cull will not solve bovine tuberculosis problem in cattle, Durham University study claims | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
A WIDESPREAD badger cull will not solve the problem of tuberculosis in cattle, experts at Durham University claim.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:40 AM

Professor Atkins believes bTB in badgers is a spillover disease from cattle rather than an endemic condition and probably does not persist over lengthy periods.

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Badger cull to begin from June, Environment Secretary confirms - Telegraph

Badger cull to begin from June, Environment Secretary confirms  - Telegraph | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
The badger cull will go ahead in two pilot areas from June, the Environment Secretary said on Friday.
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In the Forest of Dean, all sides of the debate say badger cull is 'a bloody mess'

In the Forest of Dean, all sides of the debate say badger cull is 'a bloody mess' | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Cull's opponents are celebrating but farmers, politicians and campaigners agree fight against bovine TB has been botched...
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Badger cull is 'costly' and 'mindless' say top scientists

Badger cull is 'costly' and 'mindless' say top scientists | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
The government's proposed cull to halt the spread of bovine TB provokes letter from 30 experts...
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Badger cull under threat from last-minute legal challenge

Badger cull under threat from last-minute legal challenge | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Badger Trust lawyers challenge the legality of licences on cost and public safety grounds, in latest blow to the cull...

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PCC Martyn Underhill holds forum in Bridport

PCC Martyn Underhill holds forum in Bridport | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
THE future face of policing in West Dorset came under the spotlight when Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill visited Bridport.
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John Bourne of the Krebs Trials

John Bourne of the Krebs Trials | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it

40 minute unedited interview with Prof John Bourne, taped by Farm Radio in 2004.

 

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VIDEO: Bovine TB rules hit home on farm - 5/2/2013 - Farmers Weekly

VIDEO: Bovine TB rules hit home on farm - 5/2/2013 - Farmers Weekly | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
New rules to combat bovine TB are making it more difficult for some farmers wanting to move livestock from field to field.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Badger culls 'boost fox numbers'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Badger culls 'boost fox numbers' | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Culling badgers in order to control bovine tuberculosis can cause a doubling in fox numbers, a study shows.
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New_BVZS_TB_policy_document.pdf

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NFU conference 2013: Dorset 'reserve' for pilot badger cull - 2/27/2013 - Farmers Weekly

NFU conference 2013: Dorset 'reserve' for pilot badger cull - 2/27/2013 - Farmers Weekly | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Dorset has been named as a reserve area for a badger cull should plans for pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset fall through.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:57 AM

I hope that the NFU in Dorset manages to maintain a dialogue with partner organisations and land owners who would like to vaccinate badgers.  My experience in Gloucestershire is that a cull decision makes discussion difficult.

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Badger cull 'will not stop TB in cattle' says new independent research

Badger cull 'will not stop TB in cattle' says new independent research | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it

New research conducted by Durham University has claimed a 'widespread badger cull' will have no impact in solving the problem of tuberculosis in cattle.

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Cattle TB vaccine 'is years away'

Cattle TB vaccine 'is years away' | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
A West County MP is told a vaccine for cattle against bovine TB is at least 10 years away.
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NI selective badger cull 'to begin in 2014' - 2/3/2013 - Farmers Weekly

NI selective badger cull 'to begin in 2014' - 2/3/2013 - Farmers Weekly | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Selective culling of badgers to combat bovine TB in Northern Ireland could begin in early 2014 if a survey of badger sett populations is successful, it was revealed.
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Badger cull postponed until 2013

Badger cull postponed until 2013 | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
Government remains 'absolutely committed' to cull, which will now take place next summer, Owen Paterson tells Commons...
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Badger cull is a 'bad deal for taxpayers'

Badger cull is a 'bad deal for taxpayers' | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
The imminent cull is a good deal for farmers, but not taxpayers, says chief agricultural economist...
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Crackdown on cattle movement and TB testing announced

Crackdown on cattle movement and TB testing announced | The #Badgercull | Scoop.it
New rules to take effect on 1 January 2013, and are 'move in the right direction' according to lead opponent of badger cull...

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