TITLE

Changes to be made to TB testing in England

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;10/17/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 16, p452
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the changes to tuberculosis (TB) testing for cattle in England. Under the new policy, cattle that give an inconclusive result to the TB skin test will be subjected to only one retest. In addition, the areas on which testing frequencies are based are to be determined using a risk-based, rather than administrative boundary-based approach.
ACCESSION #
45121982

 

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