Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Andrew soldan, veterinary director of the APHA, responds
  1. Andrew Soldan, veterinary director
  1. APHA, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB
  1. email: apha.corporatecorrespondence{at}apha.gov.uk

Statistics from Altmetric.com

I thank Andrew Biggs for highlighting some of the difficult issues facing official veterinarians (OVs) when conducting TB tests during the Covid-19 pandemic, and especially the problem of safely testing youngstock that require manual restraint. The APHA guidance to OVs has evolved over this fast moving period.

The OV briefing notes published at the beginning of April (BN 12/20 for England, BN 13/20 for Scotland and BN 14/20 for Wales) advise that TB testing should only continue if, in the OV’s judgement, it can be done safely in accordance with current Covid-19 public health guidance.

On 7 April, the government published further …

View Full Text

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.