Bovine Tuberculosis

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 14 March 2022.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the herd incidence rate of Bovine TB has been for each year since 2013.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Official bovine TB statistics for Great Britain, including herd incidence rates, are published on gov.uk and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/bovine-tb.

Annual TB herd incidence rates in England

2013

10.0

2014

8.6

2015

9.8

2016

10.2

2017

11.0

2018

9.3

2019

9.4

2020

9.4

2021

8.8

Herd incidence is defined as the number of new herd incidents (TB-positive herds or TB breakdowns) per 100 herd-years at risk over the time period (in the table above, this is a year). A herd is considered "at risk" for the length of time since its last negative herd test or since the end of its last TB incident. Thus, this measure gives the average number of new incidents for every 100 unrestricted herds undergoing TB surveillance over the time period.

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