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Number of cats and dogs
infected with tuberculosis in Great Britain

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 Pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire
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PDF icon Cattle movement controls and surveillance strengthened to tackle bovine TB. DEFRA. First published:18 October 2012.
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 The Badger Trust plays down the extent to which badgers are infected.
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 Bovine TB in GB. Latest SAM data, maps and older VETNET data.
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PDF icon Distribution of badger removals across the cull zones. FoI response from Natural England. RFI 2911. May 2015.
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 Bovine TB prevalence in Scotland and future prospects
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PDF icon The Effect of Badger Culling on Breakdown Prolongation and Recurrence of Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle Herds in Great Britain. K Karolemeas et al. DEFRA and Hefce funded. plos.org. Received 31 May 2012. Accepted 1 November 2012. Published 7 December 2012.
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 Snaring of badgers
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PDF icon A Pilot Evaluation of Trap Monitors by the USDA Wildlife Services. A Darrow et al. USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Logan, Utah. Published 2008.
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PDF icon Vaccination programme on badgers could be biggest ever single advance in wiping out bovine TB. Connacht Tribune. Galway City Tribune. Published 9 April 2015.
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PDF icon FORAGING EURASIAN BADGERS (Meles meles) AND THE PRESENCE OF CATTLE IN PASTURES. DO BADGERS AVOID CATTLE? Badger Talk by Enda Mullen, Pumphouse, Thursday May 2nd 2013.
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PDF icon Badger Cull Costs and Culled Badger Numbers. RFI 6456. DEFRA. 1st May 2014.
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PDF icon Incompatible views in DEFRA on whether to cull badgers. Eddie Mair interviewing Dame Margaret Beckett about Prince Charles letters. Wednesday 13th May 2015 5:25pm BBC Radio Four
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PDF icon Prince of Wales correspondence with Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2004 to 2005 about rural and agricultural issues. Source: Cabinet Office, Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. First published: 13 May 2015.
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PDF icon Eliminating bovine tuberculosis in cattle and badgers: insight from a dynamic model. Pollock et al. Published 13 May 2015.
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 Abandonment of cull-sample-matching
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 Cattle movements and TB restricted herds
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PDF icon Results from the Randomised Badger Culling Trial based on data downloaded in July 2013. Report to Defra.
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PDF icon Cattle, badgers, and achieving bovine TB free status for England. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW). Recent reports and comments. Animal Welfare Journal. Volume 23, Issue 3, August 2014. E Carter.
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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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