Guidance

Bovine TB isolation units: conditions of approval and operation

How to apply for approval to operate a bovine TB isolation unit for cattle in England and Wales, and the conditions to follow.

Applies to England and Wales

Documents

Guidance notes on the conditions of approval and operation of a TB isolation unit in England

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Guidance notes on the conditions of approval and operation of a TB isolation unit in Wales

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Details

This guidance in for England and Wales. Scotland achieved Officially Tuberculosis Free Status (OTF) in September 2009.

Cattle keepers with bovine TB infected herds can use TB isolation units to separate cattle from other herds so these animals can be tested, regain TB free status and be sold.

The notes explain the conditions for operating a TB isolation unit in England and in Wales, how to apply and the inspection process.

The application form (TB136) must be completed to apply for approval of a TB isolation unit.

Updates to this page

Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 30 December 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the documents to reflect a policy change that applies from 31 December 2022.

  2. We have updated the TB133w guidance in English and Welsh.

  3. England guidance notes updated

  4. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  5. Guidance separated into separate guidance for England and for Wales.

  6. First published.

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