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Number of cats and dogs
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 Bovine TB in the UK, England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand
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PDF icon Animal Health and Welfare Board for England. www.gov.uk. Downloaded 27 Feb 2015.
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PDF icon Badgers versus hedgehogs. Matt Ridley. www. rationaloptimist. com. Published 17 June 2013.
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 Cattle movements and TB restricted herds
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PDF icon County areas. APHA. FoI request ATIC0542. Reply received 26 February 2015.
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 The Badger Trust plays down the extent to which badgers are infected.
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 Pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire
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PDF icon There is no simple solution when it comes to TB. Alistair Driver, Farmers Guardian. 21 February 2015.
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PDF icon Potential Benefits of Cattle Vaccination as a Supplementary Control for Bovine Tuberculosis. PLOS Computational Biology. AJK Conlan et al. Received: 2 June 2014. Accepted: 12 November 2014. Published: 19 February 19 2015.
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PDF icon Minimising false positives key to vaccinating against bovine TB. Funded by DEFRA. Published 19 Feb 2015.
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PDF icon County areas in cattle movement data. Freedom of Information request to APHA. Sent 14 Feb 2015.
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PDF icon Consultation on changes to TB National Statistics. Suggestions for improvement. bovinetb.info. February 2015.
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PDF icon Post-mortem Examination of TB reactors, inconclusive reactors (IRs) and direct contacts (DCs): PRELIMINARY RESULTS. Test Date: 27/01/2015.
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PDF icon Report and record cattle movements. Keeping farmed animals ? guidance. From: British Cattle Movement Service. First published: 6 May 2014.
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PDF icon Bovine TB: the science-policy challenges. Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser for Defra. Bovine TB Science Conference held at NFU HQ on Monday 17 November 2014.
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PDF icon Consultation on changes to National Statistics. The Incidence of TB in Cattle in Great Britain. DEFRA. February 2015.
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 Vaccination of badgers and cattle against bovine TB
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PDF icon Areas of English counties in square kilometres extracted from Wikipedia. Generated 11 Feb 2015.
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PDF icon Movements by Country, Premises Type and Source for 2010. British Cattle Movement Service. BCMS Ref: WL2542. 21 Feb 2013.
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PDF icon Cattle movements in Great Britain in 2010, 2011 and 2012. FoI request to AHVLA. ATIC0148. 2 August 2013.
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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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