A History of Bovine TB c.1965–c.2000
‘...we need to take into account when understanding the nature of the whole epidemic – it’s a long-term, chronic disease, which you can only understand really in hindsight looking back over several decades.’ Ms Fiona Stuart
A Witness Seminar looking at the history of bovine TB from the mid-1960s to c.2000, chaired by Professor Wyn Grant and introduced by Professor Keir Waddington, with contributions from veterinary scientists, biologists, members of conservation and animal welfare groups, and farmers.
Discussion includes the first links between badgers and bovine TB in cattle; Government responses to the rise in bovine TB; ecological perspectives; the rise of public protest; and the problems of the various interest groups working together to find a solution.
Overy C and Tansey E M. (eds) (2015)
Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, vol. 55. London: Queen Mary University of London.
ISBN 978 1 91019 505 5
‘What baffles me and, I think, the general public is that at the end of 40 years we still don’t really understand the problem. I think that’s why people are frustrated and annoyed and angry – we don’t really understand the process that’s going on, let alone have a solution to it.’ Dr Richard Meyer