Research suggests wolves could be beneficial in fight against TB


Wolves could be a benefit to farmers by helping to prevent the spread of deadly diseases such as tuberculosis among livestock, new research suggests.

Research published in Scientific Reports and led Heriot-Watt University suggests the pack animals help limit the spread of disease among wild boars and cattle.

The work focuses on the province of Asturias in north-western Spain where the wolf population occupies two-thirds of the region.

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