NFBGNational Federation of Badger Groups
NFBGNational Franchisee Board Germany (Subway)
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The NFBG or FBG concentration was monitored weekly during the entire experimental period by using a portable glucometer (Glu-coplus Inc.
As soon as the intervention started, the NFBG (Week 1) and FBG (Week 2-4) were significantly decreased in the DWT group compared to the DBC group.
We also note that the NFBG has used the ISG report to launch yet another blistering misinterpretation of the factors fuelling TB spread in which it claims that the movement of cattle during re-stocking after FMB almost certainly caused the massive increase recorded after herd testing resumed in 2002.
The NFBG is also critical of Defra's response to the report.
NFBG chief executive Elaine King said the inquiry report, detailed for the first time in Country & Farming last week, supported conservationist proposals for controlling bovine TB through better cattle management.
However, the NFBG expressed concern at the recommendation that wildlife be removed if it is found to carry and transmit TB.
NFBG chief executive Dr Elaine King said the government had known for more than 10 years that deer were susceptible to b TB, but had only just begun to examine the problem.
Our investigation has uncovered what appears to be a systematic attempt by Defra to conceal the existence of bTB in deer and maintain the media's attention solely on badgers as a wildlife reservoir of bTB in cattle,' said Dr Elaine King, NFBG chief executive.
The NFBG report reveals that five of the six species of deer in Britain are affected by bovine TB, with infection detected in up to 15% of sampled deer.
NFBG chief executive Dr Elaine King said the reactive culling data confirmed there was a bovine TB link between badgers and cattle.
The NFBG warned in November 2001 that bovine TB would spiral out of control following the lifting of movement restrictions in the wake of footand-mouth disease.
The NFBG claims that previously undetected low levels of TB infection were amplified in herds that could not be moved during the foot-and-mouth outbreak, with untested cattle from TB areas being traded freely when movement restrictions were lifted.