The Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme

Defra have recently launched a new badger vaccination scheme as part of the governments comprehensive strategy to reduce the spread of bovine TB in England by preventing the infection of badgers.

 The Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) will provide funding and support for badger vaccination projects in areas outside the high-risk area of bovine TB creating a buffer zone of healthy badger populations. The edge area covers counties in the middle of the country such as Cheshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire. These edge areas are most at risk of the disease spreading from the South West and West Midlands. The vaccination scheme is just one element of Defras comprehensive strategy to achieve bovine TB free status in England by 2038.

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