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TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) reactors in Ireland fell from 22,614 in 2020 to 20,931 last year, according to figures released by...

April 22, 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

Farmers now able to access free TB advice

Farmers now able to access free TB advice

All English farmers can now access free TB advice regardless of their risk status, following the awarding of a new...

August 26, 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

Slight increase in TB incidence rates in herds across England

Slight increase in TB incidence rates in herds across England

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its quarterly statistics on tuberculosis (TB) in cattle in...

June 21, 2021

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

A 2020 survey carried out in the UK has confirmed that one in three dairy farmers do not fully implement...

March 29, 2021

How much would a TB breakdown cost your farm?

How much would a TB breakdown cost your farm?

A UK government report published this week has sought to put a value on how much a bovine TB breakdown...

August 31, 2020

Innovative research to diagnose TB in cattle faster awarded £500,000

Innovative research to diagnose TB in cattle faster awarded £500,000

Ground-breaking scientific research aimed at detecting bovine tuberculosis in cattle (bTB) will take place after five projects were awarded a...

August 31, 2020

TB: Minister Poots hints at plans to propose NI badger cull in the autumn

TB: Minister Poots hints at plans to propose NI badger cull in the autumn

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture Edwin Poots set out plans to formally include “wildlife intervention” in a new bovine TB...

July 28, 2020

Survey reveals bovine TB in a fifth of roadkill badgers in Cheshire

Survey reveals bovine TB in a fifth of roadkill badgers in Cheshire

The first study to test for bovine tuberculosis in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England,...

December 7, 2018

New badger research sheds light on why controlling TB has been so difficult

New badger research sheds light on why controlling TB has been so difficult

Unexpected variation in badger behaviour found by scientists may cause a rethink on impacts of bovine TB interventions. New research...

November 28, 2018

Bovine TB: Could chipping or electronic ID be part of the solution?

Bovine TB: Could chipping or electronic ID be part of the solution?

The latest public declaration by a number of veterinary surgeons to the effect that badger culling is not controlling Bovine...

November 17, 2018

North Wales TB testing to be ramped up following ‘unprecedented increase’

North Wales TB testing to be ramped up following ‘unprecedented increase’

The TB testing regime in North Wales is set to be ramped up in herds with contact with those infected...

October 16, 2018

Faked TB test puts reputation of ‘entire cattle industry at risk’

Faked TB test puts reputation of ‘entire cattle industry at risk’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has weighed in on Northern Ireland’s first ever TB fraud conviction, describing the incident as the...

October 10, 2018

£3.6 million TB Excellence Centre to open in Wales

£3.6 million TB Excellence Centre to open in Wales

A new £3.6 million Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis for Wales will open at Aberystwyth University later this year,...

October 9, 2018

Diseased cattle compensation rates announced for October

Diseased cattle compensation rates announced for October

Compensation rates for cattle infected with Bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis and Enzootic Bovine Leukosis have been announced for the month...

September 28, 2018

Calls for Welsh badger cull to be reinstated following English results

Calls for Welsh badger cull to be reinstated following English results

Welsh farmers are calling for the country’s devolved Government plan to cull badgers to tackle bovine TB to be reinstated...

September 19, 2018

Measures to fight TB unveiled as new data shows badger cull halves disease

Measures to fight TB unveiled as new data shows badger cull halves disease

Reductions in new outbreaks of bovine TB have been recorded in Gloucestershire and Somerset following the completion of licensed four-year...

September 13, 2018