Bovine TB

Scotland: Views sought on changes to bovine TB Order

Scotland: Views sought on changes to bovine TB Order

The Scottish government has today (Monday, May 9) opened a consultation on proposed amendments to the Tuberculosis (TB) (Scotland) Order...

May 9, 2022

New rapid test will accurately identify bovine TB in herds

New rapid test will accurately identify bovine TB in herds

A new diagnostic test for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will accurately identify the presence of the disease in herds without the...

April 20, 2022

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

The new bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) does not address several key issues, according to a...

April 2, 2022

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

A new, long-term bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland has been launched by Minister for Agriculture, Environment and...

March 24, 2022

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed new research on badger culling and bovine tuberculosis (TB) control in cattle, however...

March 23, 2022

FUW urges caution over recent Bovine TB proposals

FUW urges caution over recent Bovine TB proposals

Plans which could potentially penalise cattle keepers who “fail to take notice” of TB information when purchasing stock have been...

February 14, 2022

FUW expresses concerns about Bovine TB proposals

FUW expresses concerns about Bovine TB proposals

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has expressed extreme concern that the recent Welsh government refreshed TB eradication programme consultation...

February 7, 2022

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

The Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) eradiation scheme has been in place for 67 years in Ireland, with the scheme costing €97.3...

September 20, 2021

Gloucester TB-positive alpaca destroyed, Defra confirms

Gloucester TB-positive alpaca destroyed, Defra confirms

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed a Gloucester-based alpaca that tested positive twice for bovine...

August 31, 2021

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers have been urged to share their personal bovine TB story in response to the consultation over Northern Ireland’s new...

August 27, 2021

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

The chilling psychological effects of bovine TB have left some farmers unable to even enter their own yards, according to...

August 27, 2021

Ag college to stop students coming in contact with cattle until full herd is tested for TB

Ag college to stop students coming in contact with cattle until full herd is tested for TB

An agricultural college in Durham has made the decision to stop its students coming into contact with the herd of...

August 25, 2021

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging farmers to take a “hard look” at Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB (bTB)...

August 23, 2021

#SaveGeronimo campaign is ‘undermining the current TB controls’

#SaveGeronimo campaign is ‘undermining the current TB controls’

A campaign to save an alpaca called Geronimo in the UK – #SaveGeronimo – who has twice tested positive for...

August 19, 2021

UFU president defends badger culling in TB strategy

UFU president defends badger culling in TB strategy

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has taken to the BBC airwaves in order to defend the validity of...

July 22, 2021

NI’s proposed TB strategy could save region up to £70 million

NI’s proposed TB strategy could save region up to £70 million

Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB strategy could save the region as much as £70 million, according to officials. Responding to...

July 21, 2021

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are...

July 20, 2021

Badger cull identified as DAERA’s preferred option for bTB wildlife intervention

Badger cull identified as DAERA’s preferred option for bTB wildlife intervention

A badger cull in the areas worst affected by bovine TB has been identified as the department’s preferred option for...

July 19, 2021