Beef cow© Tim Scrivener
A leading cattle veterinarian has said the government’s target to eradicate TB in the next 25 years is grossly underestimated. Den Leonard told the British Cattle Breeders’ Conference at Telford on Tuesday (19 January) that it could take at least double that time to eradicate the disease, citing the 50-year TB eradication programme in New Zealand. He added the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis can live in herds for several years before showing. “Bacteria are all different and M bovis takes a long […]
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