Bovine tuberculosis

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Experts call for stop to badger cull as link to bovine TB is contested
Study found nine years of culling has failed to reduce bTB levels in UK cattle herds

Patrick Barkham

20, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Country diary: A nervous wait for tuberculosis results
Tebay, Cumbria: Today we’re checking the herd for any signs of an outbreak. And it’s not just me who’s anxious, the vet is too

Andrea Meanwell

30, Mar, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Geronimo owner ‘fighting for truth’ after inconclusive tests on alpaca
Helen Macdonald calls process ‘a farce’ after postmortem tests suggest Geronimo might not have had bovine tuberculosis

Steven Morris

10, Dec, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Geronimo postmortem results negative for TB, say owner’s lawyers
Defra denies claim and says culled animal has ‘TB-like lesions’ and awaits further investigations

Jamie Grierson

08, Sep, 2021 @1:36 PM

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Geronimo the alpaca is killed after four-year battle to save him fails
High court ruling led to animal being destroyed after twice testing positive for bovine TB at Gloucestershire farm

Jamie Grierson and Steven Morris

31, Aug, 2021 @4:32 PM

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The unsuccessful fight to save Geronimo the alpaca: a timeline
Geronimo was brought to England in 2017 and his owner has lost a legal fight to save him from being put down

Tom Ambrose

31, Aug, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Final legal effort to save Geronimo the alpaca thrown out by judge
Gloucestershire owner’s lawyers lodged application to halt animal’s destruction at high court

Steven Morris

18, Aug, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Geronimo the alpaca’s future to be decided at hearing, says vet
Defra agrees to hearing with owner of UK alpaca, which has twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis

Kaamil Ahmed

16, Aug, 2021 @6:01 PM

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On death row with Geronimo the condemned alpaca, and an army of ‘angels’ at his side
Down on Macdonald’s Gloucestershire farm, the alpaca that tested positive for bovine TB is safe with activists. As for Defra, it’s as if it had taken out a contract on Bambi …

Andrew Anthony

15, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘It’s torture’: Geronimo owner tells of anxiety over threat to alpaca
Webcam at Macdonald’s UK farm monitors camelid as his slaughter by Defra – with no further TB test – is anticipated

Steven Morris

11, Aug, 2021 @2:20 PM

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TB or not TB? Why Geronimo the alpaca has divided experts
Analysis: fate of condemned camelid shines light on one of the UK’s greatest animal health threats

Nicola Davis

10, Aug, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Campaigners march through London in bid to save alpaca Geronimo
Alpaca earmarked to be put down after testing positive twice for bovine tuberculosis

Steven Morris and Rowena Mason

09, Aug, 2021 @4:43 PM

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