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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Bovine TB Eradication Programme
We established the TB eradication programme to carry out our long-term goal of eradicating bovine TB in Wales.
Our approach for dealing with bovine TB is the same as with any other animal disease:
- find it
- deal with the source of infection
- stamp it out
- stop it from coming back.
Bovine TB can affect all mammals. Because of this it is difficult to eradicate by only dealing with the problem of cattle spreading the disease. Our TB eradication programme is therefore aimed at dealing with all the sources of TB infection:
- domestic non-bovines such as llamas and alpacas
- wildlife such as badgers and deer.
The controls we have in place to tackle the disease in cattle will remain the foundation of our TB eradication programme. By vaccinating badgers we have also started to deal with the infection in the badger population.
Camelids and deer
Our TB eradication programme is also aimed at dealing with TB in other animals such as camelids and wild deer. We have introduced legal powers which allow us to control TB in camelids as we would in cattle. We also regularly monitor the level of bovine TB in culled wild deer.
Biosecurity is about preventing the introduction of a disease. Good biosecurity and animal husbandry can reduce the risk of infection from cattle and badgers. A key part of the TB eradication programme is to develop and promote improved biosecurity and husbandry practices.