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Dairy and beef farmers in regions where bovine TB is prevalent in wildlife are adopting additional measures to protect their cattle from infection, by badger-proofing livestock buildings and yards. Cattle can catch TB by eating feed, fodder or pasture contaminated with infected faeces, urine, saliva and pus from abscesses, as well as breathing in bacteria from infected animals. With badgers able to pass through a gap of just 7.5cm, it can be a challenge to keep them away from cattle – […]