New Quarantine Unit measures to protect Low TB Area during show season
Ahead of the summer show season, new Quarantine Unit measures have been introduced to protect the Low TB Area and give cattle keepers greater freedom to show their animals.
From October last year, Low, Intermediate and High TB Areas were established in Wales, based on bovine TB incidence. This approach has been designed to protect cattle herds in the Low TB Area whilst driving down the disease in the Intermediate and High TB Areas.
Cattle returning to the Low TB Area from a non-exempt show in the Intermediate or High TB Areas of Wales, or Edge and High Risk Areas of England are required to be Post-Movement Tested between 60-120 days after their return or movement. Until these cattle receive a clear Post-Movement Test during this period, they are unable to move off the premises to other shows.
Keepers in the Low TB Area wishing to show their cattle at multiple shows will now have flexibility to move their show cattle into a Certified Quarantine Unit, and remain in that Unit (when not at a show) through the show season, until a final Post-Movement test has been completed with clear results. This will allow multiple moves to be made over the course of the show season.
Show cattle will require a Post-Movement test between 60-120 days after the initial movement back from their first non-exempt show and again between 60-120 days after the final movement back from a non-exempt show.
Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales Christianne Glossop said:
“Our priority is to eradicate TB. The measures announced today will give greater protection for cattle and herds in the Low TB Area.
“Quarantine Units, developed in collaboration with the industry, provide a high level of biosecurity and are inspected to ensure standards are maintained. Cattle keepers in the Low TB Area will now have the flexibility to use these Units to make multiple moves and show their animals over the course of the season whilst enabling us to continue to protect the Area from TB.”
Further information on the TB Eradication Programme along with a Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document is available on the Welsh Government Website.
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