Keeping farmed animals – guidance

Pre-movement and post-movement TB testing of cattle in Great Britain

Guidance for cattle keepers on pre-movement and post-movement testing of cattle in England, Scotland and Wales to control the spread of bovine TB.



Pre-movement and post-movement TB testing is in place to help the reduce the spread of TB from the movement of cattle especially to areas that are free of disease.

This guidance explains these statutory TB testing requirements when moving cattle in England, Wales and Scotland, and across the borders of each country. The testing rules are different in each country.