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Cattle culled in GB because of TB since January 1st 2008

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8.3 MILLION

The number of cattle tested for bovine TB in Great Britain in 2013. #tbfree

4,763

The number of new herds affected by bovine TB in Great Britain during 2013. #tbfree

233,383

The number of cattle culled due to bovine TB in Great Britain since Jan 1, 2008. #tbfree

£3,310 PER BADGER

What it's likely to cost the Welsh Assembly to vaccinate for five years in the Pembrokeshire hotspot area. #tbfree

94%

The reduction in TB seen in New Zealand after it started culling possums in the early 1990s. #tbfree

50%

The estimated proportion of TB breakdowns due to badgers in hotspot areas. #tbfree

£1 BILLION

The amount it will cost to control the disease in England in the next ten years, if no action is taken. #tbfree

6.2 MILLION

Cattle tested in 2013 in England. #tbfree

3,867

New herds affected by bovine TB in England during 2013. #tbfree

£500 MILLION

The amount it has cost the taxpayer to control the disease in England in the past ten years. #tbfree

VACCINATION

Has a role to play in the long-term, but it will not cure a badger that is already infected. #tbfree

171,814

The number of cattle culled due to TB in England since 2008. #tbfree

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Last updated: 02 Apr 2013
 
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