12 Apr 2023
Legislation strengthened to prevent spread of infection
In order to reduce the risk of spreading Bovine Tuberculosis, the Scottish Government are introducing tighter legislation's for farmers bringing cattle into Scotland. From 18th May, farmers will be required to complete pre-movement testing of cattle, with additional precautions for animals that are coming from areas of higher risk of infection. Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said: “Although Scotland is officially TB free, cases do still occur - and breakdowns are extremely disruptive, upsetting and distressing for cattle owners. “We are committed to maintaining Scotland’s low TB infection rates and OTF status, which is crucial to the success of our cattle industry." Read more here.