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Bovine TB information note 03/16: pre-sale TB check tests

Information for farmers about reducing TB risks from the sale of cattle from 4-yearly testing herds in England.

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This TB Information note provides advance information about changes which will come into effect shortly. A new voluntary government-funded ‘pre-sale’ TB check test will be introduced on 6 April 2016. It will be available to cattle keepers in England with herds on 4 year surveillance testing, who are planning to sell all or part of their herd and who meet certain other qualifying criteria. This will help farmers to have peace of mind when taking their animals to sale, and offer assurance to buyers.