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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?
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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?

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

Cornish dairy farmer Mark will now have to have 14 calves destroyed after they tested positive for bovine TB...more here

 

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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

230,727

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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