Post-mortem inspection

All cattle intended for human consumption, whether sent for commercial slaughter by the owner or removed for TB control purposes by APHA, undergo ante- and post-mortem meat inspection. This is carried out at the slaughterhouse by official veterinarians and meat inspectors of the Food Standards Agency to check, among other things, for evidence of TB.

Reactor animals and direct contacts (DCs) that have been removed from TB-restricted farms undergo a slightly more detailed post mortem inspection than routinely slaughtered animals to look specifically for lesions suspicious of TB.

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