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Number of cats and dogs
infected with tuberculosis in Great Britain

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 Bovine TB in the UK, England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand
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 Accuracy of the TB test for cattle
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PDF icon Summary of badger control monitoring during 2016. Updating of minimum and maximum numbers during the cull. Annex A2. DEFRA. December 2016.
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PDF icon Summary of badger control monitoring during 2016. DEFRA. December 2016.
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PDF icon Bovine Tuberculosis in Wales. A Record of Proceedings in the Senedd. The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. National Assembly for Wales. Presenters: Fenwick, Wright, James, Howells, Byrne, Wilberforce, Hovi, Livingstone. 8th Dec 2016
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PDF icon Setting the minimum and maximum numbers in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset for Year 3 of the badger cull. DEFRA. Advice to Natural England. August 2015.
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PDF icon Unknown impact of reactive culling in the RBCT trial. Bovine Tuberculosis in Wales. The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. National Assembly for Wales. The Record of Proceedings in the Welsh Senedd on 08/12/2016.
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PDF icon Funding arrangements for TB control in New Zealand. Bovine Tuberculosis in Wales. The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. National Assembly for Wales. The Record of Proceedings in the Welsh Senedd on 08/12/2016.
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PDF icon Bovine Tuberculosis in Wales. A Record of Proceedings in the Senedd. The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. National Assembly for Wales. Presenters: Rosie Woodroffe, Gareth Enticott, Neil Paton. 10th Nov 2016.
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 Bovine TB in GB. Latest SAM data, maps and older VETNET data.
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PDF icon An update on methods for finding TB infection in badger faeces. TB Hub. September 2016.
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PDF icon Badger Control Model for Wales - Trap-Test-Cull-Vaccinate. Supplemental Report - 4th March 2009. D. Wilkinson, G.C. Smith. Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ. Last modified: 20/03/2009.
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 DEFRA stats are likely to be obscuring the extent to which badgers cause cattle TB.
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PDF icon The rationalisation of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). Written evidence submitted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) (AHVLA 05). February 2012.
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PDF icon Bovine TB eradication. Farming Futures. Blog. Summary of Dafydd Saunders-Jones' Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Report. 26 September 2016.
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 Simple analysis of RBCT data.
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PDF icon Internalisation of mycobacteria in plants confirmed by microscopy, culture and quantitative real time PCR examination. M Kaevska1 et al. American Society for Microbiology. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/ AEM.00496- 14. Published online ahead of pr
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PDF icon A descriptive analysis of the effect of badger vaccination on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle within the Badger Vaccine Deployment Project area. Funded under Defra project SE3131. Heather O'Connor et al. First published: 17 December 2015.
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PDF icon Mycobacterium bovis: Characteristics of Wildlife Reservoir Hosts. M V Palmer. Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Ames, IA, USA. Received for publication May 30, 2013.
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PDF icon Tuberculosis: A Reemerging Disease at the Interface of Domestic Animals and Wildlife. M Palmer, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Current topics in microbiology and immunology 315:195-2
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Incidence in cats and dogs

This shows the number of cats and dogs infected with tuberculosis in Great Britain in 2008 as recorded by DEFRA. Please note that due to the way in which DEFRA records such cases, actual numbers are likely to be substantially higher. Numbers shown below may serve to show the relative proportion of the disease in each species.

AnimalWith suspect TB lesions testedWith a positive M.bovis culture
Domestic cat12118
Dog161

Request (Sent 13Mar09)Reply (Received 14Apr09)

Under the Tuberculosis (England) Order 2007, farmed mammals or mammals kept as pets affected with, or suspected of being affected with, tuberculosis are notifiable to the Divisional Veterinary Manager (DVM) of the local Animal Health Divisional Office. Bovine TB in cats and dogs is a zoonosis (i.e. the disease can be spread from animal to human). See Reference 1 for more details.

References
  1. TB in other species
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