Bovine Tuberculosis: call for views on possible future measures to accelerate disease eradication in England

The CLA have responded to this Defra call for views on possible future measures to accelerate the eradication of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in England. The CLA is supportive of the government’s drive to accelerate the eradication of bTB, though there is a need to strike a balance between effective disease control and maintaining a viable and productive sector. Whilst the CLA is supportive of some of the suggestions in this call for views, other ideas have not been sufficiently well explored in order to make decisions and more information is needed on both the practicalities and the economics. Decisions need to be justified, evidence based and the benefits made clear.

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