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Bovine TB (bTB) devastates thousands of farming family businesses every year and tens of thousands of cattle are culled annually in England because of it. Find out more about bTB, its impact, and why we must use all available options to make England TB free.

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Badger survey results a concern for farmers

Last updated: 21 Dec 2016

More than a quarter of roadkill badgers collected as part of a survey coordinated by a farmer from the Greater Manchester area tested positive for bovine TB. read more...

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Defra release latest TB stats

Defra release latest TB stats

Defra has released the latest TB statistics which cover the 12-month period until the end of May 2016. read more...

Latest Defra TB figures released

Latest Defra TB figures released

The latest monthly TB statistics have been released by Defra. The figures cover the 12 months to the end of January 2016. read more...

New TB cattle measures introduced

New TB cattle measures introduced

Additional measures designed to help protect England from bovine TB have been introduced as part of the government's comprehensive 25-year strategy to tackle the disease. read more...

Annual TB statistics for 2015 published

Annual TB statistics for 2015 published

Defra has published the latest bTB statistics which cover the whole of 2015. read more...

Family's 'devastating' year dealing with bTB

Family's 'devastating' year dealing with bTB

A Wiltshire farmer has spoken about his family's 'devastating' year dealing with bovine TB which saw the farm business lose more than 200 cattle to the disease and has left them facing the prospect of being more than £400,000 worse off this year. read more...

Farmer's badger survey hopes to inform bTB debate

Farmer's badger survey hopes to inform bTB debate

A farmer from the Greater Manchester area is coordinating a survey designed to discover if badgers in the area are infected with bovine TB. read more...

New genetic index aims to help fight against bTB

New genetic index aims to help fight against bTB

A new genetic index called TB Advantage has been launched which will help farmers in the UK breed dairy cows with better resistance to bovine TB. read more...

The stress and cost of TB testing

The stress and cost of TB testing

For Ian Higgens - like all farmers - there's much more to TB testing than the actual test itself. read more...

Vaccination

Vaccination

Why can't we just vaccinate cattle against TB? What about vaccinating badgers? What are the timescales and likely effects? read more...

Richard Bliss: The closed herd

Richard Bliss: The closed herd

Richard Bliss breeds his own replacement cattle which means he brings no cows into his herd from outside. But during a recent TB test, 19 animals tested positive for bovine TB. read more...

New TB tools and web hub launched for farmers

New TB tools and web hub launched for farmers

A website and advice to help farmers protect their herds from TB have been unveiled as part of a new campaign to help eradicate bovine TB. read more...

Farmer's heartbreak after positive bTB test

Farmer's heartbreak after positive bTB test

A farming family has spoken of their heartbreak after one of their cows tested positive for bovine TB on the eve of the Three Counties Show. read more...

The soul destroying reality of bovine TB

The soul destroying reality of bovine TB

Cheshire dairy farmer Ian McGrath has been fighting an almost constant battle with bovine TB since 2002. read more...

Latest Defra TB statistics released

Latest Defra TB statistics released

Defra has published the latest monthly bTB statistics which show the bTB situation across the country in January 2015. read more...

Farmer outlines scientific case for badger culling

Farmer outlines scientific case for badger culling

An article from an organic beef farmer in the Cotswolds outlining the scientific evidence which shows badger culling can help reduce bovine TB in cattle in areas where the disease is endemic has been published on The Ecologist website. read more...

Anxious wait after inconclusive bTB test result

Anxious wait after inconclusive bTB test result

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters is facing an anxious 60-day wait after her beef herd suffered its first ever inconclusive reactor during a routine bTB test. read more...

TB statistics for 2014 released

TB statistics for 2014 released

The annual TB statistics for 2014 have been released by Defra today. read more...

Cull zone farm TB free for first time in 11 years

Cull zone farm TB free for first time in 11 years

The misery and frustration of constantly living with bovine TB has been lifted from Gloucestershire dairy farmer James Griffiths's farm after his herd tested clear for the disease for the first time in 11 years. read more...

Consultation on changes to national TB stats

Consultation on changes to national TB stats

Defra has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the way the monthly national TB statistics are presented. read more...