Title
Bovine tuberculosis : a problem for farmers, conservationists and policymakers
Description
Bovine tuberculosis has posed increasing challenges to policymaking in the past forty years but research is providing some new angles from which to address the problem. The incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) has been increasing since the 1970s and poses major challenges for the Government, veterinarians and farmers. Many farmers blame badgers for spreading the disease but this is disputed by wildlife groups. The problem has seemed intractable to policymakers.
URL
http://www.relu.ac.uk/news/policy%20and%20practice%20notes/Medley%20Cassidy%2019%20Btb/RELU%20PP19.pdf
URL Description
Full text
Language
English
Author
Graham Medley
Co-author
Angela Cassidy

bovine tuberculosis; problem framing; stakeholder interactions; policy failure; wildlife; agriculture; animal disease; food production; sustainability; epidemiology; politics; economics; legislation; livestock; animals; cattle; animal pathology; zoopathology; infectious disease control

Series number
19
Is this item peer reviewed?
No
Publisher
Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU)
Date of publication
01 July 2010
Place of publication
Newcastle upon Tyne
Series title
RELU policy and practice note
Harvard
Medley, Graham and Cassidy, Angela Author (2010) Bovine tuberculosis : a problem for farmers, conservationists and policymakers. Newcastle upon Tyne: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU).
Vancouver
Medley Graham and Cassidy Angela. Bovine tuberculosis : a problem for farmers, conservationists and policymakers. Newcastle upon Tyne: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU); 2010.