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Tens of thousands of cows are culled every year because of bovine TB in Great Britain. This site contains factual information about bTB and the urgent need to control its spread in badgers and other wildlife.

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  1. A farmer's story
  2. Your questions answered
  3. What about vaccination?
  4. Want to know the facts?

  1. A farmer's story
  2. Your questions answered
  3. What about vaccination?
  4. Want to know the facts?

  1. A farmer's story
  2. Your questions answered
  3. What about vaccination?
  4. Want to know the facts?

  1. A farmer's story
  2. Your questions answered
  3. What about vaccination?
  4. Want to know the facts?

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This video demonstrates the soul-destroying toll of bovine TB in stark terms. Read more here.

Dairy farmer Ian McGrath has been fighting an almost constant battle with bTB since 2002. Read more here.

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9.5 MILLION

The number of cattle tested for bovine TB in Great Britain in 2015. #tbfree

4,841

The number of new herds affected by bovine TB in Great Britain during 2015. #tbfree

299,098

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

7.3 MILLION

Cattle tested in 2015 in England. #tbfree

3,954

New herds affected by bovine TB in England during 2015. #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

225,143

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

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    Click on the link below to find the latest practical advice for farmers for dealing with bovine TB on their farms, covering everything from biosecurity measures to trading rules.

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