Royal honor for leading Aberystwyth University academic

Glyn Hewinson has been appointed a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honors for services to animal health and welfare. Prof Hewinson is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of bovine TB (bTB) and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed publications on the topic. Disease controls Prof Hewinson led bTB research at the APHA for … Read more

Simplified license introduced in bid to boost number of badgers vaccinated against bTB

A new and simplified license for vaccinating badgers has been rolled out today (Thursday 26 May) as part of government plans to step up efforts to eradicate bovine TB (bTB) in England by 2038. The new license to trap badgers for vaccination enables those trained to undertake this activity to register as an “authorized person”. … Read more

Apology call over Government dismissal of badger cull paper

Researchers behind a paper suggesting the controversial badger cull is having no impact in the fight against bTB have demanded a public apology from Defra. Ecologist Tom Langton, along with vets Mark Jones and Iain McGill, have written to environment secretary George Eustice calling for an apology and a retraction following Government criticism of a … Read more

Johne’s disease testing service launches

A new testing service for Johne’s disease in herds has been launched by PBD Biotech. The company said the service, which uses the Actiphage diagnostic test, will allow farmers to find out if they have Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) – the bacteria that causes the disease – in bulk milk or blood samples within … Read more