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Combined Agency to Safeguard Animal and Plant Health

Combined Agency to Safeguard Animal and Plant Health

| August 22, 2014

A combined agency will start work autumn 2014 to ensure government is “better equipped” to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases. The Animal and Plant Health Agency will begin on 1 October 2014 to equip the government to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases, and to respond to emergencies. Chris Hadkiss […]

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Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: Is it Time to Consider Regulated Commercial Harvest?

Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: Is it Time to Consider Regulated Commercial Harvest?

| July 31, 2014

Abstract: Dramatic growth in the population of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in North America, coupled with declines in the number of deer hunters and limited hunter access have challenged our ability to manage deer populations through regulated recreational hunting. Efficacy of contemporary control methods, especially non-lethal methods, are limited and have been ineffective at reducing […]

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Tuberculosis – between a Brock¹ and a hard place

Tuberculosis – between a Brock¹ and a hard place

| October 20, 2013

In August, a 6 week cull of 5,000 badgers started in the UK counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset, with the aim of helping to bring bovine tuberculosis (bTB) under control. Badgers in the UK, contrary to other European countries, are a protected species and considered by many as a valued creature of the UK countryside; […]

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