Wednesday, 17 April 2013

TB or not TB: an answer to the culling question - Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 11, 2013

TB or not TB: an answer to the culling question - Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Culling for TB kills 6,000 badgers a year, but a vaccination pilot scheme could eliminate the disease in cattle without harming the native Irish mamma. A field trial to test the BCG vaccine in wild badgers has seen scientists catch, tag and vaccinate hundreds in Co Kilkenny over the past three years.


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