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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 An Epidemiological Investigation into Bovine Tuberculosis. Third report of the Independent Scientific Group. Sent to Margaret Beckett MP Secretary of State for DEFRA on 18 July 2001.
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 Bovine TB in the UK, England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand
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PDF icon A corrupt and incompetent Government. Edmund Marriage - British Wildlife Management. Original document presented in October 2009.
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 How bovine TB is affecting badgers and cattle
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 Bovine TB in GB. Latest SAM data, maps and older VETNET data.
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PDF icon Bovine TB persistence in Wigtown. FoI response from scotland.gsi.gov.uk. Sent 10 April 2015.
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 Level of spend on culling needed to reduce TB
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PDF icon NI Badger Group Defends Badgers Against Bovine TB Claims. Down News. 24 March 2015.
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PDF icon Bovine TB ? The Badger Vaccine Deployment Project. DEFRA. PB13306. Published October 2009.
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 Prevalence and transmission of bovine TB between cattle and badgers
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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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