Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is the disease in cattle that results from infection with M. bovis bacteria, and is one of the most complex animal health problems currently facing the farming industry in Great Britain. It is a notifiable disease and suspicion of the disease must be reported to your local Animal Health office.
Changes in TB Movement Rules - effective from 1st January 2013
- Cleansing and disinfection of premises prior to lifting of TB restrictions (PDF)
- Changes to Cattle Tracing System (CTS) links and Sole Occupancy Authorities (SOAs) (PDF)
- Changes to cattle compensation payments (PDF)
- Changes to Surveillance (PDF)
- Changes to TB Cattle Movement Controls (PDF)
Further information on Bovine TB can be found on the Defra website.