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Tb Tests

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what efforts her Department makes to trace the source of a bovine TB reactor in cases where the cattle was (a) not born on the holding and (b) brought onto the holding since the last bovine TB tests. [108767]

Where there is evidence, following epidemiological investigation, that bovine tuberculosis has been introduced by the movement of infected cattle onto the premises, such movements are traced back and, where appropriate, the originating herd is tested for TB.