TB Testing

Practical guidance for producers on testing cattle for bovine TB. Including testing areas, penalties for overdue testing and an overview of the tests available.

 


In this section:


Cattle interferon-gamma (IFNγ) testing for bovine tuberculosis

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Testing Areas (England, Scotland and Wales)

Guidance for livestock keepers your on TB testing interval and risk area in England, Scotland and Wales.

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Pre-movement Testing (England)

Guidance on pre-movement testing.

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Low Risk Area (LRA) Post-Movement Testing

Q&A on the introduction of compulsory post-movement testing in the Low Risk Area (LRA).

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4 Yearly Testing Herds: Pre-Sale Check Test (England)

A new voluntary TB test is being introduced for cattle keepers in England with herds on 4 year surveillance testing.

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Penalties for Overdue Testing (England)

Information about penalties for those who are late in completing their TB testing.

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Delivery Partners (England and Wales)

TB testing and other Official Veterinarian (OV) work in England is undertaken by five Delivery Partners, who are responsible for allocating local vets and ensuring testing is carried out to a high standard.

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The Tests - SICCT, Gamma Interferon and Antibody

Information about the Tuberculin Skin Test (SICCT), Gamma Interferon Blood Test and Antibody Tests.

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APHA TB Test Types and Codes (England)

Description of type of test, when and why used in England.

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TB Testing Facilities

Information about good handling and testing facilities.

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Optional Private TB Testing

From 1 April 2016, farmers in England will be able, via a private veterinarian and with prior APHA approval, to submit blood samples for TB testing to an APHA laboratory at their own expense.

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