Bovine Tuberculosis

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many new cases of bovine tuberculosis were recorded in 2002 and 2003.

Photo of Lord Whitty Lord Whitty Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy)

The data requested are provided in the table below.

Number of New Herd TB Incidents in Great Britain—2002 and 2003
Year 2002 2003
Total New Herd TB Incidents(2) 3,319 3,150
. . . of which are considered Confirmed New TB Incidents(3) 1,902 1,555
. . . of which are still Unclassified TB Incidents(4) 20 180

(2) One or more reactor(s) disclosed at herd test.

(3) Confirmed by post-mortem analysis and/or culture testing.

(4) Pending results of post-mortem analysis and/or culture testing.

Note: Provisional data downloaded from the State Veterinary Service database on 26-27 January 2004. Subject to change as more data becomes available.

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