Farmers want urgent action as Government statistics reveal the number of herds infected by TB has risen five-fold since 1996.
Our environment correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has been to a farm in Somerset that was free of the disease until three years ago:
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After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.
The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.