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Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 19th 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 in 2019 in each county in England were subject to interferon gamma testing for bovine tuberculosis after their officially TB free status had been withdrawn.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The numbers of herds with Officially TB-Free Withdrawn (OTFW) status that underwent interferon gamma (IFNγ) testing in 2019 in each county of England are given in the table below. Two sets of numbers are given covering IFNγ tests conducted in 2019 in herds with new TB breakdowns starting in the same year and those in herds with breakdowns that began before 2019.

County

Restrictions prior to 2019 but the IFNγ test conducted in 2019

Restrictions imposed in 2019 and the IFNγ test conducted in 2019

AVON

6

4

BERKSHIRE

20

8

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

15

11

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

4

2

CHESHIRE

124

72

CORNWALL

49

19

CUMBRIA

12

9

DERBYSHIRE

96

55

DEVON

152

92

DORSET

55

33

EAST SUSSEX

8

2

ESSEX

1

1

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

38

24

GREATER MANCHESTER

2

2

GREATER LONDON

1

1

HAMPSHIRE

17

11

HEREFORD & WORCESTER

28

6

HERTFORDSHIRE

2

2

ISLE OF WIGHT

2

1

KENT

1

1

LANCASHIRE

2

1

LEICESTERSHIRE

27

15

LINCOLNSHIRE

6

4

NORFOLK

1

1

NORTH YORKSHIRE

4

3

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

18

12

NORTHUMBERLAND

3

3

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

4

1

OXFORDSHIRE

70

31

SHROPSHIRE

12

1

SOMERSET

33

26

SOUTH YORKSHIRE

4

2

STAFFORDSHIRE

5

1

SUFFOLK

1

1

WARWICKSHIRE

55

26

WEST SUSSEX

1

1

WEST YORKSHIRE

1

1

WILTSHIRE

52

35

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