Consultation outcome

Improving Bovine TB controls: post-movement testing of cattle in England

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Detail of outcome

We received 172 responses to this consultation.

Our summary of responses document sets out the enhanced cattle measures to control bovine TB which we will be implementing, including:

  • the introduction of post-movement testing of cattle moved into the Low Risk Area from higher TB risk areas in Great Britain
  • a more robust approach to dealing with TB breakdowns in the High Risk Area

Original consultation


Seeking views on improving Bovine TB controls in England, including post-movement tests for cattle moving to the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about proposals to improve Bovine TB controls in England. This includes a proposal to amend the Tuberculosis (England) Order 2014 to require post-movement testing of cattle moved to low risk areas in England.

This proposal follows on from a call for views on post-movement testing in 2014. It also relates to the government’s strategy for achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free (OTF) status for England.

The consultation is of interest to farmers & cattle keepers, cattle market operators, veterinarians, and all others with an interest in bovine TB.

Published 28 August 2015
Last updated 17 December 2015 + show all updates
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