These are detailed epidemiological reports covering the low bovine TB risk areas and the edge areas of England. These provide cattle keepers, and others, with a clear and detailed analysis of the bovine TB situation in their area.
The reports pull together statistics on new and ongoing bovine TB breakdowns in England at county level and include:
- an assessment of local risk factors which may contribute to TB incidents
- an overview of the developing situation regarding potential levels of recurring TB infection of the disease in each county
The report for the low risk area is a cumulative narrative report and will be published quarterly during the calendar year, January to December.
The report for the edge area is also a cumulative narrative report and will be available at 6 monthly intervals during the calendar year, January to December.
The reports, collated and written retrospectively, will be published 3 to 4 months after the period they cover.
In addition to the reports, Defra has also launched (on 30 June 2015) the iBTB interactive map. This shows the location details of TB breakdowns in England.