Routine Herd Testing (RHT) for TB in cattle

We have been advised by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) that there is a new policy on RHT for TB in cattle in Scotland.

Animals that are now included in RHT’s are:

  • breeding bulls, i.e. entire male animals over 12 months of age
  • females which have calved
  • young bovines which will be used for breeding, whether they are home-bred or purchased (except calves under six weeks old)
  • pet cows ad other non-commercial cattle resident on the holding

You must therefore ensure homebred animals which will be used for breeding are presented for testing if they are over six weeks of age.

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