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Chris Benfield of the Yorkshire Post reports on worrying figures about the number of animals slaughtered following positive bovine TB tests where post-mortem tests have raised doubts Only about one in three of the farm animals slaughtered in order to contain TB in cattle over the past few years has been confirmed as infected after death, a Yorkshire Post inquiry has discovered. In most cases, there has been no post-mortem examination, despite scientific advice to the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs to prove the reliability of its tests. The checks that have been made have produced nearly as many inconclusive results as confirmations.

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