Management

Badger sneaking into cattle housing while foraging for food, as possible route of transmission

While management strategies alone are not likely enough to eradicate bTB, cattle management practices can be used to greatly reduce the probability of badger-to-cattle transmission.

Possible Management Practices:

  • Prevent badgers from accessing cattle housing
    • Keep buildings and gates closed, secured
    • Raising cattle feed off the ground to exclude badger access
  • Rotational grazing system
    • To reduce exposure of cattle to potentially badger-contaminated pasture
  • Fencing off badger setts

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