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BDVA Online Meeting – Tuberculosis in Deer Update – (6.45 pm) 27th September 2023

The BDVA committee aim to update members regarding progress on bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and enclosed deer (farms and parks in particular). This will include progress on surveillance testing in the field, updates on discussions with APHA and a discussion with any scenarios members would like to raise. Bookings for this meeting are now closed.

New TB Advisory Service (TBAS) available in England

A new contract has recently been signed for provision of services by the TB Advisory Service (‘TBAS’ for short). TBAS is delivering on-farm visits and telephone advice to farmers in England about how to protect their herds/flocks from bTB. The overall aim of the service is to work with farmers to reduce the incidence and severity of TB breakdowns in England, supporting delivery of the Government’s Strategy for achieving Officially TB Free status. This will be achieved by providing tailored one-to-one on-farm and telephone advice on biosecurity to improve resilience to bTB in infected herds/flocks and to protect uninfected herds/flocks …