TB Located In Welsh Bull

WALES - According to the president of BCVA, Mr Graham Brooks, there has been been a positive TB skin reaction shown by a bullock in Wales.
calendar icon 16 May 2007
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The following statement was issued earlier:

"BCVA are concerned about the possible ramifications and consequences surrounding the positive reaction shown by a bullock in Wales to the comparative intradermal skin test for bovine TB. This test is used throughout the world to achieve eradication of bovine TB in conjunction with a slaughter policy for animals showing a positive result. This test is an integral part of the UK's control policy for this disease. It is a very specific test for exposure to the disease and to achieve effective control those animals testing positive must be removed from the cattle population. If this is not done, there is a risk of transmission to other cattle and those humans in contact with the animal and its excrement and bedding.

There is a wider responsibility to ensure this disease does not spread to other species and, in particular, wildlife, which could create a reservoir of local infection which could in turn maintain and spread the disease more widely. The risks of this happening to the surrounding wildlife and cattle populations are unacceptable. There is a responsibility of the keepers of this animal to comply with the legislation surrounding this disease to ensure we achieve adequate control in the national herd."

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