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    bTB: Don't get too close.

    Farmer tells story of how she caught TB.

    Farmer tells story of how she caught TB - 4/24/2012 - Farmers Weekly
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    A vet develops bTB from an Alpaca.

    http://www.warmwell.com/tbvetalpaca.pdf

    Coming to a farm near you.
    Last edited by jack; 26-04-2012 at 21:25.

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    So long as nobody harms those darling cuddly little Badgers does it really matter about human & animal suffering at all? atb Tim

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    Not just the badger can pass on TB in the wild more control on livestock movement and better testings required !

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    It just seems a bit of sad that the priorities of many people seem to be directed at saving Badgers at any cost, no matter what suffering is caused elsewhere as a result. atb Tim

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    375 Mag, My personal opinion on livestock movement and testing, is that DEFRA have things well under control. Last year we purchased some cattle from the Gloucester area. One of their herd subsequently tested positive from TB and we were contacted to have our cattle tested immediately, fortunately all negative.
    We used to see foxes killed on roads around here, but now it is Badgers, Badgers and more Badgers.

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    It gets worse

    More than 400 alpacas slaughtered in Sussex TB outbreak

    http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/.../46572.article

    HUNDREDS of alpacas have been slaughtered on a single site in southern England because of a bovine TB (bTB) outbreak in the herd.

    Anecdotal reports suggest in excess of 400 alpacas kept on a premises near Haywards Heath, in East Sussex, have been culled so far, the majority between April 11 and 13.
    There are potentially more to follow in what is already an unprecedented outbreak in a single alpaca herd, as the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) continues to investigate the outbreak....

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    375 you obviously know nothing about movement orders.but in one respect you are correct at this present time cammilids do not require tagging or movement orders but this is due to change in the not to distant future i have been told

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    Government scientist have admited the current testing is unreliable livestock given the all clear can still have TB which shows up later after animals have been moved !

    Better tests that are actually 100% need to be found

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    Government scientist have admited the current testing is unreliable livestock given the all clear can still have TB which shows up later after animals have been moved !

    Better tests that are actually 100% need to be found
    Yep - and they kill the reactors, which are the very animals with the capability to fight the disease...

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