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Practical guidance for producers on testing cattle for bovine TB. Including testing areas, penalties for overdue testing and an overview of the tests available.
Guidance for livestock keepers your on TB testing interval and risk area in England, Scotland and Wales.
Guidance on pre-movement testing.
Q&A on the introduction of compulsory post-movement testing in the Low Risk Area (LRA).
A new voluntary TB test is being introduced for cattle keepers in England with herds on 4 year surveillance testing.
Information about penalties for those who are late in completing their TB testing.
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.
Information about the Tuberculin Skin Test (SICCT), Gamma Interferon Blood Test and Antibody Tests.
Description of type of test, when and why used in England.
Information about good handling and testing facilities.
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.