Factsheets

There are a number of factsheets available across the site. Here you can find them all in one place.

TB testing

VET ADMINISTERING BOVINE TUBERCULIN INJECTION, FOR SKIN TEST

The tuberculin skin test

Information about the tuberculin skin test used to detect TB in cattle - how it works and how accurate it is.

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Interferom gamma - Bovine TB

The interferon-gamma blood test

Find out about how this supplementary blood test is used in cattle.

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Bull lying down at country show - TB Hub

Inconclusive reactors (IRs) in England

Read about IRs and the actions taken when they are found.

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Interferom gamma - Bovine TB

Interferon-gamma test PowerPoint

What is the interferon-gamma blood test and why do we use it? Find out more with this comprehensive PowerPoint.

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Cows at country show - TB Hub

Cattle attending agricultural shows

Summary of the statutory TB testing requirements for cattle moving to and from agricultural shows.

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TB breakdown

Steel gate - Bovine TB

Housed Approved Finishing Units (AFU) in England

Read this helpful information sheet on housed AFUs, including case study.

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Loading cows on to a transporter - TB hub

New TB breakdowns in England: information at a glance

The basic information you need in the early stages of a TB breakdown.

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Herd of young cows in the field - TB hub

Dealing with TB in your cattle herd in England

A quick guide giving you information about what happens during a TB breakdown.

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TB in the environment

Cows in barn - TB hub

Survival of M. bovis in feed, water and soil

Read about how long the TB bacterium survives in the farm environment.

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Slurry shovels for cattle - Bovine TB

Survival of M. bovis in cattle faeces

Find answers to your questions about the TB risk from slurry.

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Test tubes - TB Hub

PCR tests for M. bovis in the environment

Information about Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for M. bovis.

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Biosecurity

Protect your herd from TB - Bovine TB

Protect your herd from TB poster

A printable poster of the bovine TB biosecurity five point plan.

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White cows in the field - Bovine TB

Responsible cattle movements

Guidance leaflet with advice about considering TB risk when buying cattle.

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Heifers at sunset - Bovine TB

Check an animal's TB history before buying

Poster with questions to ask about TB history when purchasing cattle.

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Cows eating hay - TB Hub

Responsible cattle movements

TB free England leaflet for cattle keepers in the Low Risk Area.

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Disinfectant_footbath_TB_hub

Using disinfectants correctly

Read this worked example for getting the correct dilution rate.

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Brown cows in the field - TB Hub

Farm level bovine TB reports

Find out how these reports from APHA can help you and your vet.

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Biosecurity information sheets

Badger proof gates protecting farm buildings - Bovine TB
Steel gate - Bovine TB
Badger proof gates on farm buildings - TB Hub
Farm yard barn building - Bovine TB
Cattle feeder - TB hub
Electric fence - TB Hub
Electric fencing around hay storage - Bovine TB
New fencing being installed on a farm - TB Hub
Group of people discussing troughs on a farm - TB hub
Badger on CCTV in the night - Bovine TB
Farm fencing - Bovine TB

Badgers

CCTV of multiple badgers eating feed during the night - Bovine TB

Using cameras to identify badger activity

A helpful guide on monitoring badger activity on farm.

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Badger Latrines - Bovine TB

Badger field signs

A visual guide to spotting badger activity in the field - from setts and latrines to runs and prints.

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Vet vaccinating badger - Bovine TB

Badger vaccination

Read about why badger vaccination is carried out and how the animals are vaccinated.

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Deer in a field - TB Hub

Impact of badger culling on other wildlife

Summary of research into the impact of badger culling on other wildlife species.

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Badger in the woods - Bovine TB

Badger culling in England

Information about the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT) in England.

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Badges ahead road sign - TB Hub

Effects of badger culling on TB in cattle

A summary of analyses of the effect of badger culling on TB in cattle.

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Deer and other wildlife

Deer grazing - Bovine TB

TB in deer and other wildlife

Information about TB in wild deer, wild boar and other wildlife species.

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Wild Fallow Deer - Bovine TB

Reporting suspicion of TB in wild deer

Information about signs of TB in wild deer carcases, and how to report suspicion of TB in wild deer.

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