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Livestock: Transport

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 139343, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the bio-security protocols are for the transport of live animals from TB hot spot to non-hot spot areas.

Answered on

4 May 2018

With a few exceptions (such as movements to slaughter) cattle at least 42 days old that are moved into herds in the low TB risk area of England (LRA) from higher TB risk areas in GB must have i) a clear pre-movement TB test in the 60 days before being moved, followed by ii) a post-movement TB test between 60and 120 days after arrival. Both TB tests are privately arranged and paid for by the herd keepers.

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