Project Details

Bovine Tuberculosis

Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB)

Bovine tuberculosis research seeks ‘joined-up’ solutions  

New approaches to tackling bovine tuberculosis (bTB) will be explored in a Duchy College Rural Business School project.

It will explore more effective biocontainment measures, along with the development of hardware and software tools to improve the services offered by vets to identify, measure, understand and control infections.

Focusing on larger, mainly-housed herds, a particular aim will be to understand more about the role slurry could play in animal-to-animal transmission, particularly to calves.

Involving collaboration with farmers and vets, the work could yield a new approach to testing for – and controlling – the costly and vexed disease in a ‘joined-up’ way.

For further information, please contact Rachel Abrahall at; rachel.abrahall@duchy.ac.uk / 07970985914