Changing policy to control bovine tuberculosis

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) threatens the UK cattle industry and presents risks to other livestock, wildlife and domestic pets, as well as to human health through unpasteurised milk. Three-quarters of cases occur in the south-west of England. Mathematical models developed by Cambridge researchers have sculpted the future direction of vaccination policy, saving at least £120 million of public money and leading to improved surveillance of bTB in English slaughterhouses.

Added 16 November 2022