ARCHIVE: Bovine TB Science Advisory Body
The Bovine TB Science Advisory Body (bTB SAB) was set up in January 2008 to provide independent advice to Defra on bovine TB-related research.
This fulfils Defra’s commitment of obtaining independent scientific advice on bovine TB as set out in the ‘Government strategic framework for the sustainable control of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain’.
bTB SAB reports to Defra’s Chief Veterinary Officer & Chief Scientific Adviser through the Animal Health & Welfare Evidence Base Core Team, who acts as the secretariat.
The SAB have responded to a request from Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Chief Veterinary Officer to provide advice on the conclusions of the Jenkins et al. paper The Duration of the Effects of Repeated Widespread Badger Culling on Cattle Tuberculosis Following the Cessation of Culling published in the journal PLoS One.
- Letter from Prof. Quintin McKellar, Chair of the SAB, to the CSA and CVO
- Epidemiology and Wildlife Risks Programme Sub-Group report on the Jenkins et al. paper
Page last modified: 9 July 2009