Krebs Report (1997)

Krebs Report

What is it?

  • Review of available information regarding bTB in cattle and potential transmission from badgers

Major findings:

  • Found correlative link between badger and cattle bTB infection
  • However, causative role unknown
  • Badger-to-cattle transmission risk still unquantified


  • Trial cull to assess impact of badgers on cattle bTB infection and to test effectiveness of badger cull

Impact on government?

  • Development of Five Point Plan focusing on:
    • Public health safety
    • Testing cattle for bTB
    • Vaccine Development
    • Research into spread of disease
    • Initial trial cull


The Krebs Report can be foundĀ here. (WARNING: It is extremely long!!)

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