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Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

The spread of bovine TB (bTB) on farm can potentially be reduced by adopting certain management practices. Transmission risks for bTB include infected wildlife (particularly badgers), infected cattle (either within the herd or neighbouring herds), or land or machinery contaminated with Mycobacterium bovis (the bacteria which causes bTB). This publication summarises the options available to reduce TB risk. Although none of these will completely remove the risk and some may not be practical on your farm, they are worth considering.

Issued May 2018

About Kingshay insight publications

insight publications replace the Farming Notes which have been produced by Kingshay since 1991, publishing on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings which now include dairy insight, business insight and research insight, provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our insight publications is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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