Testing is taking place in cattle herds across the Brampton area of north Cumbria after a confirmed case of Bovine TB.
Farmers are being urged to double check the source of cattle they bring into the county to prevent the number of cases increasing.
A case of Bovine TB has been confirmed in the Brampton area of north Cumbria.
Movement restrictions have been placed on cattle at the affected farm.
Cumbria remain a low risk area for Bovine TB but farmers are being urged to take extra precautions in light of this new case.
Katie Hunter reports:
A spokesman for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) - the department of DEFRA that deals with cases linked to bovine TB - told ITV Border what is being done surrounding the current outbreak.
“Cumbria is a low risk area for bovine TB. Each year there are a small number of bovine TB incidents in the county, typically due to infection being inadvertently carried in cattle bought from herds in a high risk area. AHVLA has also found no evidence of TB infection in local wildlife.
“Bovine TB can have a devastating effect on farm businesses, which is why there are strict measures to control it. In low risk areas such as Cumbria, herds within a three kilometre radius of a TB incident are placed on more regular testing to reduce the risk of infection.”
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Since an outbreak of Bovine TB has been confirmed on a farm in the Brampton area, we looked at the disease in more detail.Read the full story ›
An outbreak of bovine TB has been confirmed in the Brampton area of north Cumbria.
There are restrictions in place when it comes to moving affected cattle and farms within a three kilometre radius will also be tested.
The NFU has advised farmers to be careful when bringing animals into the county by looking at their sourcing policy and where animals are coming from.
Cumbria is a low risk area on the border of Scotland - which has a TB free status.
An outbreak of bovine TB has been confirmed on a farm in north Cumbria.
Restrictions have been placed on moving affected cattle. Animals on other farms within a three kilometre radius will also be tested for the disease. Farmers in the county are being urged to take extra precautions.
Ian Mandle from the National Farmers' Union:
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Ryan Dollard reports:
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