Badger vaccines trialled

Farming minister David Heath has been visiting Gloucestershire today (23 July) to see badgers being vaccinated against TB. It is part of a five-year project to test the vaccines. The badger cull will still go ahead in the meantime.

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TB vaccines tested on Gloucestershire badgers

Farming minister David Heath has been visiting Gloucestershire to see badgers being vaccinated against TB. It is part of a five-year project by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory to test the vaccines. So far more than 2500 badgers have received he jab.

But Mr Heath said that while the vaccination programme is encouraging, it will not replace the cull, which is due to go ahead soon in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.