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Lay TB testers ‘at least as good’ as OVs

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By Georgina Mills

Lay TB testers have been given the green light to work in private practices in England from the end of this year.

The move follows a pilot trial by the APHA to evaluate the use of approved tuberculin testers (ATTs) in private vet businesses in England.

The pilot examined methods and procedures around the use of ATTs by private vet businesses and involved 19 vet practices and 22 ATTs.

Last week, the APHA reported the pilot had been ‘very successful’. It said the majority of the delivery criteria were met and the …

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