The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) is controlling the largest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza ever seen in Great Britain.APHA has invoked established contingency plans to support delivery of business as usual tasks. TB surveillance and control activities continue to be delivered by APHA and the Veterinary Delivery Partners / Official Veterinarians. There has been some reassignment of APHA resources normally devoted to TB disease control to allow completion of the highest priority activities but these are not expected to significantly impact on APHA’s customers. APHA staff are working hard to minimise any disruption this may cause and are keeping the situation under continuous review.
Are you dealing with a TB breakdown in your cattle herd?We know that experiencing a TB breakdown can be particularly stressful. Explore what to expect if your cattle herd suffers a TB breakdown, including TB testing, compensation arrangements and trading options whilst under TB restrictions.
How to protect your cattle herd
from a TB breakdown
There are many simple, practical steps that cattle keepers can take to protect their herd from TB. Find out about responsible cattle movements, on-farm biosecurity measures and contingency planning for a TB breakdown.
About the TB Hub
The TB hub is the ‘go-to’ place for British beef and dairy farmers to find practical advice on dealing with bovine TB on their farm, covering everything from biosecurity measures to understanding trading rules.The hub is a joint industry and government initiative, supported by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Landex, and the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Bovine TB Risk Map for Great Britain
Click on the interactive map below for information about the different bovine TB risk areas in Great Britain, including TB testing intervals and whether pre-and/or post movement testing is required.
Please select a location on the map for further information.
Edge Area (six month)
Edge Area (annual)
High Risk (six month)
Low Risk Area
Scotland & Isle of Man
OTF (Officially TB Free)