About bovine TB
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Biosecurity is about preventing the introduction of diseases, such as bovine TB, into a herd.
This guidance aims to help farmers find ways to reduce the risks of direct and indirect contact between badgers and cattle.
Key recommendations to reduce the risk of introducing bovine TB
Measures to reduce the risk of disease transmission at pasture, which may occur via direct contact with badgers or indirect contact with material contaminated by badger excretions.
Measures to reduce the risk of disease transmission on your farm, which may occur via direct contact with badgers or indirect contact with material contaminated by badger excretions.
Guidance on the survival of the infective TB agent in the natural environment.
Guide to identifying and understanding badger activity on your farm.
Infected cattle can be a source of infection for bovine TB, meaning the disease can be passed on between cattle. This guidance aims to reduce the risk of bovine TB transmission to your livestock.
Read some examples of farmers who have implemented biosecurity measures on farm.
These video guides look at how to minimise the risk of bovine TB in your herd by reducing the amount of direct and indirect contact between your livestock and badgers.
This document outlines the science behind the recommendations and guidance contained within ‘Protect your herd from TB’.
Be aware, the installation of badger proof fencing can impact on your ability to claim BPS (Basic Payment Scheme) payments on that area.