Research and analysis

Active disease surveillance: TSE statistics

Statistics on the active disease surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme.

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Active TSE surveillance in Great Britain

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Active TSE surveillance in Northern Ireland

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This publication is no longer updated as ‘Official Statistics’ and has been changed to a ‘Research and analysis’ publication type.

This amendment does not change the content or the timing of the updates but reflects the conclusions from a wider review of the classification of statistical releases across the Defra group.

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) collates summary statistics on the number of cases of TSE disease found through active and passive disease surveillance of animals. This includes summary statistics on the number of submissions tested and cases found from through the Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme.

Active disease surveillance

European law requires all Member States to carry out active disease surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, and scrapie in sheep and goats. This data are used to determine the disease status for the UK.

Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme

Since 2004, disease control measures require sheep flocks and goat herds to join the Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme (CSFS) when a case of scrapie is confirmed. Subsequent cases of scrapie in these flocks and herds are reported separately.

APHA provides summary statistics on the number of submissions tested and cases found through the CSFS testing routes (initial cull, annual cull and fallen stock) in Great Britain.

Passive disease surveillance

Passive disease surveillance takes place when an animal with clinical signs suspicious of a TSE disease is reported to an APHA office, and further investigation determines whether the animal was affected by BSE or scrapie.

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 20 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the active surveillance of TSE in Great Britain spreadsheet.

  2. Updated the active surveillance of TSE in Great Britain spreadsheet.

  3. Updated the active surveillance of TSE in Great Britain spreadsheet.

  4. Updated the active surveillance of TSE in Great Britain and the active surveillance of TSE in Northern Ireland spreadsheets.

  5. Updated the active surveillance of TSE in Great Britain and the active surveillance of TSE in Northern Ireland spreadsheets.

  6. Northern Ireland Active TSE surveillance data updated.

  7. Updated the Active TSE surveillance in Great Britain summary report.

  8. Updated the active TSE surveillance in Northern Ireland.

  9. Added the weekly TSE surveillance in Great Britain statistical report.

  10. Updated the active surveillance of TSE in Great Britain and the active surveillance of TSE in Northern Ireland spreadsheets

  11. Updated with April 2021 data.

  12. Updated Active TSE surveillance reports for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  13. Edited - updated to include February statistics for Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  14. Updated active TSE surveillance statistics for GB and NI.

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  18. Updated active TSE surveillance statistics in GB and NI.

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  20. Updated active TSE surveillance in Northern Ireland. Changed format from PDF to a spreadsheet.

  21. Updated active TSE surveillance stats for GB. Changed format from PDF to spreadsheet.

  22. Updated active TSE surveillance in GB report

  23. Updated GB and Northern Ireland TSE stats for February 2020.

  24. Updated GB and Northern Ireland TSE stats for January 2020.

  25. Updated GB and Northern Ireland TSE stats for December 2019

  26. Updated the TSE active surveillance in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  27. Updated the active TSE surveillance reports for Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  28. Update the active tse surveillance reports for Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  29. Published GB and Northern Ireland TSE stats for August 2019

  30. Stats available for June

  31. May 2019 statistics available

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  34. Statistics for February 2019 now available.

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  79. GB and Northern Ireland publications updated.

  80. First published.

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  82. Statistics for Northern Ireland updated for May 2015

  83. Great Britain document updated for May 2015

  84. Updated statistics as of 28th Feb