10 July 1998
Wildlife TB survey will help farmers
A MAFF survey of TB in wildlife, due to begin this autumn, should give farmers a better idea of how to protect their cattle from TB.
The survey was recommended by the report on TB compiled by Professor Krebs last December. Badgers and other wild animals on farms will be monitored to see how they could be spreading the disease.
The survey will also collect information on a wide range of possible risk factors.
Farm management, husbandry practices and geographical factors such as landscape and climate will also be considered.