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Bovine TB
Bovine TB: further cattle measures to be introduced in England

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ENHANCED testing requirements and tighter movement restrictions are among measures due to come into force in England next month as part of the Government's strategy to eradicate bovine TB.

Having consulted on a range of potential new measures last year (VR, September 5, 2015, vol 177, pp 215-216) Defra announced on March 10 that, from April 6, farmers in the Low Risk area of England will have to arrange for postmovement testing of any cattle they bring in from the rest of England and from Wales. Defra says that, with more than half of new bovine TB infections in the Low Risk …

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