Keeping farmed animals – guidance

Protecting cattle against TB infection in low incidence areas

Advice for cattle keepers on what they can do to help reduce the risk of TB infection in their herds.

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Protecting your herd against infection in low incidence areas: reducing the risks to your herd and your neighbours

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This document lists some examples of good practice which can help to protect herds from the risk of TB and other infectious diseases from other cattle or infected wildlife.

It includes information on:

  • improving the efficiency and effectiveness of TB testing
  • cleansing of disinfection of the farm and equipment
  • maintaining farm boundaries and gateways
  • livestock housing
  • health planning for herds
  • reducing the risk of infection from wildlife

The guidance is for cattle keepers in Scotland, and areas of England and Wales where is a low incidence of TB.