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Welcome to the Cheshire Badger TB Survey

Although it is widely accepted that bovine tuberculosis (bTB) can be transmitted between badgers and cattle, the extent to which badgers play a role in the spread of the disease and where it is appears within Cheshire's badger population remains largely unknown.

In collaboration with Cheshire TB Eradication Board, we are undertaking a survey of road-killed badgers in Cheshire for evidence of tuberculosis. Our study hopes to establish presence or absence of the disease, geographic distribution and genotypes which could help to form larger studies and inform TB control measures.

On these pages you can find out more about our project, updates on our results and download some of the forms you will need to take part.

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