Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many holdings were tested for bovine tuberculosis using interferon gamma testing; how many animals were tested in each of those holdings using interferon gamma tests; and of those animals tested, how many tested positive in each county of England in 2019.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Monthly reports on Interferon-Gamma testing for Bovine TB are published on gov.uk, and can be found at https://data.gov.uk/dataset/f48e8d0a-f527-4f69-8aff-b07db7c26f09/interferon-gamma-testing-for-bovine-tuberculosis-monthly-reports-from-april-2016.

The number of holdings on which cattle were Interferon-Gamma tested in 2019 was 933.

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