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Plans to tackle Bovine TB

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is launching a new strategy to try and eliminate Bovine Tuberculosis in England.

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New plans to tackle Bovine Tuberculosis

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is launching a new strategy to try and eliminate Bovine Tuberculosis in England.

A plan to tackle TB is being unveiled with the aim of wiping out the disease.

The latest idea is to manage the disease by dividing the country into three different risk areas.

In low risk areas like Cumbria, the aim is to keep TB out and reach an 'Official Tuberculosis Free' status progressively.

In high risk areas, where the disease is endemic, the aim is to reduce incidence.

Farmers who want to find out more about the plans are being invited to attend a meeting at the Carlisle Borderway Market today, July 29, between 11am and 2pm.

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