About Bovine TB
Testing & movements
TB-infected cattle can be found at:
The flow diagram below summarises what happens when one or more TB reactors are found at a skin test. The number of herd tests needed and use of the interferon-gamma (‘gamma’) blood test depends on which TB risk area the herd is located in, and the results of skin testing and post mortem inspection for any reactors found. To check which TB risk area your herd is located in, take a look at our interactive risk map. To find out more about gamma testing, access information on the TB hub.
For slaughterhouses cases, the process is slightly different as shown in the following flow diagram.
If TB is suspected or confirmed in a cattle herd, movement restrictions are automatically immediately applied to the herd.
Milk restrictions are also applied immediately if TB is suspected or confirmed in a cattle herd.