Debate on bovine TB


There will be changes to the regulations in relating to the movement of cattle according to the environment minister.

John Griffiths was making a statement on the government's TB eradication programme on 29 January 2013.

The disease threatens the welfare of the dairy and beef industries in Wales, but there have been disagreements about how to deal with the problem.

The government decided to carry out a badger vaccination programme, after changing its mind about carrying out culling procedures.

Badgers are known carriers of the disease.

The minister said the changes will come in to force on 1 April 2013.

New categories of cattle will be excluded from some existing pre movement testing.

Mr Griffiths also announced that a new dedicated TB epidemiologist was to be appointed for Wales and that he or she would focus on specific areas or clusters of disease.

Many members voiced their opposition to the government changing its stance on culling badgers.

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