Badger 'culling'

Simultaneous vaccination ‘best way’ to tackle bTB

A scientific critique of UK government plans to shoot badgers – which harbour tuberculosis – to attempt to reduce its incidence within British cattle herds.

McGill I, Menache A, Knight A, Allen C, Hill S and Eastwood B (2012). Simultaneous vaccination ‘best way’ to tackle bTB. Vet Times, 42(38), 35.

We can’t ignore evidence to ‘defend indefensible’

Contribution to a Vet Times debate over badger culling. The Presidents of the BVA and BCVA published an opposing viewpoint in the same edition.

McGill I, Menache A, Knight A, Allen C and Eastwood B (2012). We can’t ignore evidence to ‘defend indefensible’. Vet Times, 42(46), 31.

Fox hunting

Insults only show hunt lobby’s desperation

Vet Times columnist Manda Scott sparked off a heated debate amongst veterinarians lasting several months with a 1,000 word self-proclaimed “rant” in favour of hunting (Vet Times, 28th Mar. 2005, p.8). The fact that such a debate could even occur is a damning indictment of the ethics of many veterinarians. Here is one of my contributions.

Knight A (2005). Insults only show hunt lobby’s desperation. Vet Times, 35(16), 39.