Post movement testing from August 2023
May 11, 2023
Post movement testing in the Edge Area from August 2023
New rules will come into effect on 1st August 2023 requiring cattle moving from the higher TB incidence areas of England and from Wales into the annual surveillance area of England (which includes Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire) to undergo post movement testing.
This will include cattle moving from the six monthly testing parts of the Edge Area (which includes Warwickshire and Oxfordshire) and includes movements directly farm to farm and those via markets.
This will also apply to cattle returning from shows in these areas unless the show is exempt (cattle are not housed and do not stay on the showground for more than 24 hours). Animals cannot attend further shows unless this testing has been carried out.
Post movement testing will need to be completed 60-120 days after arrival on the holding and must be arranged and paid for by the farmer unless an annual test or other test required by APHA takes place within this window.
For more information, please visit the TB hub website or to discuss this further, please call the surgery.