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New blood test developed for the detection of Bovine TB

A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath Rees, an expert in microbiology in the School of Biosciences and Dr Ben Swift from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.  The researchers have used this new method to show that cattle diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis...
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£7M research awards for control and eradication of bovine TB

Nine projects totalling more than £7M have been awarded by BBSRC, the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as part of an integrated programme of research on bovine tuberculosis (TB). The programme, comprising two separate calls, aims to promote a step change in bovine...
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TB Advantage - new genetic index to help dairy farmers breed for improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis

AHDB Dairy has recently published a new genetic index to help  help dairy farmers make informed decisions to breed cows which have an improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB). The index was developed following research into the genetics of bTB by  the University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC ), s upported by Defra and the Welsh...
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Bovine TB biosecurity plan and information hub launched

New tools and advice to help farmers protect their herds from TB have been unveiled as part of a new campaign to help eradicate bovine TB, Farming Minister George Eustice announced on Thursday, 12 November 2015. Defra, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, the National Farmers’ Union, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and Landex...
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New study links intensive farming practices to bovine TB

Intensive farming practices such as larger herd size, maize growth, fewer hedgerows and the use of silage have been linked to higher risk of bovine TB, new research has concluded. A study by the University of Exeter, funded by BBSRC and published in the Royal Society journal Biological Letters, analysed data from 503 farms which have suffered a TB breakdown alongside 808 control...
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Welsh Government develops "TB Dashboard" to illustrate disease situation in Wales

The Welsh Government has developed a TB dashboard as a way of visually presenting TB data visually with the intention of making the information easier to understand. The TB Dashboard for 2015 quarter 2 can be viewed at  http://gov.wales/docs/drah/publications/150918-tb-dashboard.pdf For further information please visit the Welsh Government's Bovine TB Eradition Programme...
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Minimising ‘false positives’ is key to vaccinating against bovine TB

New diagnostic tests are needed to make vaccination against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) viable and the number of false positives from these tests must be below 15 out of every 10,000 cattle tested, according to research published today in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Using mathematical modelling, researchers at the University of Cambridge and Animal & Plant Health...
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