Consultation outcome

Bovine TB: controls in the High Risk and Edge Areas of England

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We received 70 responses to this consultation. We’ve outlined what we will be doing next for each of the measures in the summary of responses.

Original consultation


Proposals to introduce enhanced bovine TB surveillance and control measures in the High Risk and Edge Areas of England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to improve bovine TB testing and controls. We particularly want to improve how we test herds in the High Risk Area, where TB is present, by using the more sensitive blood test alongside the skin test we normally use.

We also want to make faster progress in the Edge Areas of England, so that we can be free of TB in these counties as soon as we can.

Our proposals will help us to achieve national official TB-free status for England by 2038.

Published 30 August 2016
Last updated 16 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Published the summary of responses.
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