Tuberculosis in goats

Guidance for owners of domestic goats in England and Scotland on tuberculosis (TB), how and why the disease is tested and what happens if TB is detected in goats.


Guidance for tuberculosis in goats in England and Scotland

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This document is an introduction to tuberculosis (TB) for owners of domestic goats. It explains what TB is, why and how the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) test for the disease and what happens if TB is detected in goats. It also gives advice on how you can reduce the risk of TB in your animals.

It provides information on:

  • how TB is spread between animals and to humans
  • signs of TB in goats
  • what do if TB is suspected
  • testing goats for TB
  • animal movement restrictions
  • how to reduce the risk of TB

The guidance applies to owners of goats in England and Scotland.

Published 10 September 2014