UK moves one step closer towards controlling TB after expanding advisory service

A significant step forward has been made to reduce the spread of TB with the expansion of a service offering farmers free biosecurity advice to protect their pig and cattle herds.
calendar icon 20 August 2021
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The TBAS service fits into the wider strategies in place to get a handle on the disease, which include testing, badger culling and vaccinations.

To deliver the extended nationwide support, VetPartners will draw on the existing network of vets who are trained to offer bespoke advice on biosecurity measures to reduce the spread of TB, and will also upskill additional vets in areas where more TBAS-trained vets are needed.

TBAS is now entirely vet-led, as VetPartners has teamed up with IVC, UK Farmcare and Obligace to form Farmcare Solutions, the group selected by Defra to deliver the service for the next three years. The project is funded by Defra but delivered by trusted independent farm vets.

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