Cats are one of many animals that can suffer from TuBerculosis. It can also infect cattle and badgers, for example. LINK
Given the health scares of TB infected meat entering the food chain and the need to cull badgers around the country then maybe it’s time to start culling cats?
This would certainly be the kindest thing to do because treatment for tuberculosis once contracted is often not possible and they need to be euthanised.
(©Dr Kat Litter RCVS Science correspondent)