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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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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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New model for Bovine TB highlights emphasis on cattle

In a BBSRC-funded study published in Nature this week, a team of researchers based at the University of Warwick has produced the first national model to investigate the bovine TB spread. The results derived from the model in the Nature paper, entitled " A dynamic model of bovine tuberculosis spread and control in Great Britain ", suggested that the majority of herd outbreaks are...
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£7M for new approaches to tackling bovine tuberculosis

BBSRC are making £7M available for UK scientists to combat bovine tuberculosis (bTB), a devastating cattle disease that is one of the biggest challenges facing cattle farming in the UK, with very serious economic consequences. While incidence of the disease is increasing, and it has spread from isolated pockets in the 1980s to cover large areas of the west and southwest of Britain, the...
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