How can we help?
At Badger Ecology Wales we offer a range of services centred around your needs.
Badger Ecology Wales
Badger Ecology Wales offers a tailored service of badger vaccination to landowners such as farmers, conservation groups and private individuals wishing to reduce the spread of bovine TB on their land. We also offer artificial sett construction and sett closure and can give badger advice, surveys or mitigation plans on request. Our team includes a Veterinary Surgeon who has many years experience with disease management and an experienced Badger consultant, fully trained, insured and Lantra qualified.
Why Vaccinate Badgers?
It is common knowledge that the Eurasian Badger is a significant wildlife reservoir for Bovine TB (Mycobacterium bovis) in the UK. Vaccination of badgers against M.bovis has been proven to reduce the likelihood of a badger testing positive to bovine TB by up to 85%.
MEET OUR TEAM
George Walters - Senior Partner
George is one of the leading badger experts in Wales and has project managed one of the largest badger surveys in the UK. He has vaccinated over 220 badgers with BCG, as part of the Welsh Governments Badger Vaccination Grant Scheme, and has created and closed badger setts for the purpose of construction, throughout Wales. George is passionate about badger welfare and can offer expert guidance on any aspects of badger ecology.
Laura Howell BVSc MRCVS - Partner
Laura qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2008 and has worked with large animals in clinical practice. Laura has TB tested cattle on farms throught Wales and can offer tailored TB management advice, badger surveys and bio-security plans on request. Laura has a keen interest in disease management and is passionate about animal welfare.