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 …

New “The Tuberculosis in Animals (England) Order 2021” from Defra

Defra have released a new Tuberculosis (England) Order that covers deer within its instruments. It is advised For more details and the communication, please see here. For the full order, please see here. If you have any questions on how this may relate to you as a veterinarian, please feel free to contact us through the form on the website, or please email us on admin@bdva.co.uk.