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Bovine TB
Small fall in new bovine TB breakdowns recorded in 2012

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OVER 4900 new bovine TB breakdowns were recorded in Great Britain last year, according to the annual surveillance report for 2012, which was published by the AHVLA last week.

The report indicates that, in total, there were 4919 new breakdowns, of which 3319 were classified as OTF-W (Officially TB Free status Withdrawn) breakdowns and 1592 as OTF-S (Officially TB Free status Suspended) breakdowns. There were also eight breakdowns that were not classified.

Compared with 2011, the total number of OTF-W breakdowns increased by 3.4 per cent …

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