Hunters sometimes come across bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected animals during their hunting activity and may not know what to do when it comes to reporting or handling and disposing of these infected animals, says Simon Andrew, OSPRI General Manager, Disease Management.
'To ensure hunters do the right thing when they kill a wild animal, whether it be a deer or pig, we’re asking them to raise the alarm if they find something suspicious. What we’ve got to remember is that we’re dealing with a disease that humans can catch. It’s a form of TB which is detrimental to our health.'
Mr Andrew says there are a few simple steps hunters can take to reduce the risk of bovine TB spreading.