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2022 badger vaccination

2022 vaccination season Somerset Badger Group’s 2022 badger vaccination season, supported by Devon Badger Group members, got off to an amazing start.  On one of our important commercial farm sites, we vaccinated our 700th badger (one of two cubs captured together) and one of our experienced Lay Vaccinators clocked up their 100th badger vaccinated.  We also had two other ‘two

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Developments in Devon

Do you know of any large development plans in Devon? If you do and you believe that there are badger setts within the development footprint, please let us know by phoning us 07710 971988 or emailing us at devonbadgergroup@gmail.com. If you can let us know where the sett/setts/ is/are using either a 8 or 10 digit OS grid reference, or What3Word

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Badger Vaccination

BENEFITS OF VACCINATING BADGERS Results in 74% fewer badgers testing positive for Bovine Tb Cubs born into vaccinated groups have 80% less chance of getting Bovine Tb Only 30% of the badgers need to be vaccinated to start protecting unvaccinated cubs Reduces progression, severity and excretion of Bovine Tb in already infected badgers Vaccinating badgers does not disturb the social

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Recue of a small badger cub from Torquay

On the 16th June the Chair of Somerset Badger Group received a call from Sven, a veterinary nurse at a veterinary practice in Exeter.

A small female cub weighing just over 2kg had been taken into the practice a few days earlier and needed considerable intervention owing to dehydration and lack of food. The cub was recovering, but still small and underweight. Sven wanted advice on what to feed the cub, and SBG’s help in finding the cub’s natal sett. He knew the group has a good track record for successfully returning cubs to their setts.

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legal challenge against badger culling

As many will know, Wild Justice has done exceptionally well getting the Crowdfunding it required probably because of the high profiles of those involved and also the recent successes they have had on other challenges.  Wild Justice has since closed its fundraiser. However, Tom Langton and Badgercrowd are crowdfunding to try to help badgers and promote effective approaches to bovine

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Consultation May 20

In May 2020, the government launched a public consultation on proposals to manage the delivery of both badger vaccination and culling in counties in the Edge Areas (EA). Whilst this consultation was primarily about allowing culling adjacent to land where badgers have been vaccinated in these Edge Areas, it will also formulate policy which will also affect Devon and the

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Consultation May 20

In May 2020, the government launched a public consultation on proposals to manage the delivery of both badger vaccination and culling in counties in the Edge Areas (EA). Whilst this consultation is primarily about allowing culling adjacent to land where badgers have been vaccinated in these Edge Areas, it will also formulate policy which will also affect Somerset and the

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