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Bovine TB vaccine trials get go-ahead in England and Wales

Scientific breakthrough could lead to phasing out of badger culling to tackle disease

Field trials of a cattle vaccine for bovine tuberculosis have been given the go-ahead as part of moves to phase out badger culling to tackle the disease.

The trials are set to get under way in England and Wales to accelerate deployment of a cattle vaccine for TB by 2025, the government announced on Wednesday.

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