TB restricted cattle: declare cleansing and disinfection in England

Form to declare that you've cleansed and disinfected, to restore officially TB free status in England.

Applies to England


TB restricted cattle: declare the completion of cleansing and disinfection

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To restore your herd’s officially TB free (OTF) status, you’ll need to complete the cleansing and disinfection declaration form (BT05) and send it to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

With the removal of all bovine TB reactors and direct contact animals, you must cleanse and disinfect the:

  • premises
  • facilities
  • vehicles
  • equipment

Send the completed form to APHA:

Animal and Plant Health Agency
Isca Building
Manley House
Kestrel Way

If you do not send the declaration to APHA, it may delay the removal of herd restrictions.

When visiting an affected farm, APHA inspectors may check that cleansing and disinfection has been completed as required.

See the guidance on Bovine TB: get your cattle tested in England for further information.

Published 5 November 2019