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Bovine TB (tuberculosis)

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease of cattle and one of the biggest challenges facing the cattle farming industry today, particularly in the west and south west of England. It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), which can also infect and cause TB in badgers, deer, goats, pigs, camelids (llamas and alpacas), dogs and cats, as well as many other mammals.

Policy information and publications on Bovine TB are now published on GOV.UK. Some detailed information remains on this website for the time being until it, too, is moved onto GOV.UK.

Latest news

A comprehensive Strategy to achieve TB free status in England by 2038 has been announced by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson today (3 April 2014)

Page last modified: 3 April 2014