Learn about bTB

We cover everything from the impact of bTB and what the science says, to the latest developments in cattle and badger vaccine research.


Badger vaccination – what you need to know | <p>Government research has shown that vaccinating badgers can reduce the risk of bovine TB in individual badgers and reduce the transmission of the disease from badger to badger.</p>

Badger vaccination – what you need to know

Government research has shown that vaccinating badgers can reduce the risk of bovine TB in individual badgers and reduce the transmission of the disease from badger to badger.

Cattle vaccination for bTB – what you need to know | <p>Achieving a workable cattle BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guérin) vaccination for bTB is a key element of the government’s TB eradication strategy, but it is still several years away.</p>

Cattle vaccination for bTB – what you need to know

Achieving a workable cattle BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guérin) vaccination for bTB is a key element of the government’s TB eradication strategy, but it is still several years away.

Controlling bTB in cattle | <p>It's important to control bTB (bovine tuberculosis) in cattle as it is a notifiable animal disease and for several other reasons.</p>

Controlling bTB in cattle

It's important to control bTB (bovine tuberculosis) in cattle as it is a notifiable animal disease and for several other reasons.

Controlling bTB in wildlife | <p>In the UK, badgers are protected animals and have had legal protection since the Badger Act in 1973. Find out how bTB affects badgers and the science behind badger culling.</p>

Controlling bTB in wildlife

In the UK, badgers are protected animals and have had legal protection since the Badger Act in 1973. Find out how bTB affects badgers and the science behind badger culling.

Bovine TB eradication strategy | <p>We look at the strategies which have been put in place to eradicate bTB (bovine tuberculosis).</p>

Bovine TB eradication strategy

We look at the strategies which have been put in place to eradicate bTB (bovine tuberculosis).

The impact of bTB | <p>The emotional and financial strain bTB (bovine tuberculosis) puts on farmers and the local rural community is enormous. We look at how the disease affects both cattle and people.</p>

The impact of bTB

The emotional and financial strain bTB (bovine tuberculosis) puts on farmers and the local rural community is enormous. We look at how the disease affects both cattle and people.

The science and evidence around bTB | <p>Bovine tuberculosis, also known as bTB, is a devastating, contagious disease. Find out how it is spread and the current situation in England and Wales.</p>

The science and evidence around bTB

Bovine tuberculosis, also known as bTB, is a devastating, contagious disease. Find out how it is spread and the current situation in England and Wales.