Five-year trends show bovine TB is in decline in Southern Ireland

July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/18/2008, p62
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The article reports on a decline in the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the republic of Ireland. This decline is attributed to Dublin department of agriculture's culling of infected badgers. A government spokeswoman explained that, even though there appeared to have been a slight increase in TB in 2007, this was because the level of testing had increased substantially following the opening of a new laboratory in Sligo. Slaughterhouse inspection procedures had also improved.


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