Recent Tuberculosis in Goat Instruction Updates

Subject: Automatic Restrictions Following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at a TB Test in Non-Bovine Animals Form (TN181(W)) Updated
Date: 15 November 2016
Summary of Update: The Automatic Animal and Public Health Restrictions following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at an Official Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis in Non-Bovine Animals (as defined by the Order) (TN181(W)) has been updated.
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Subject: Changes to TB instructions in Goats
Date: 15 November 2016
Summary of Update: Until recently, testing, slaughter of reactors and payment of compensation in England required the consent of the owner. This was incorrect and the instructions have been updated to explain the legal basis of the change and to provide new instructions on dealing with these cases. Updates have also been made to clarify instructions in Scotland and Wales.
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Subject: Automatic Restrictions Following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at a TB Test in Non-Bovine Animals Form (TN181(W)) Updated
Date: 24 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Automatic Animal and Public Health Restrictions following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at an Official Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis in Non-Bovine Animals (as defined by the Order) (TN181(W)) document has been updated to remove all references to England and Scotland, since automatic restrictions for non-bovines following disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor apply only to Wales. English and Scottish legislation does not allow serving of automatic restrictions to non-bovines at present. The Welsh language version will be updated shortly.
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Subject: Official Veterinarian Instructions Online Tutorial Update
Date: 20 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Official Veterinarian (OV) Instructions Online Tutorial has been updated.
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Subject: Improvements to Official Veterinarian Instructions Format
Date: 26 January 2016
Summary of Update: Improvements have been made to the format of the Official Veterinarian (OV) instructions to include the provision of a print button on each instruction page, a statement confirming that the instructions are correct as of the current date and time and the addition of a Documents page, listing documents by instructional area.
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Subject: Update to Claims and Payments
Date: 08 September 2015
Summary of Update: The Claims and Payments instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Updates to Reflect the Role of Delivery Partners
Date: 22 July 2015
Summary of Update: Updates have been made to reflect the role of contracted Delivery Partners (DPs) in the management of Government funded veterinary services.
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Subject: Updates to Cleansing and Disinfection and Testing Equipment Instructions
Date: 03 October 2014
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the equipment testing instructions and personal cleansing and disinfection (C&D) requirements and C&D of equipment to add clarity.
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Subject: Document Update to Reflect the New Tuberculosis England Orders 2014
Date: 01 October 2014
Summary of Update: Relevant documents have been updated to reflect the new Tuberculosis (England) Order 2014 which comes into force on 01 October 2014.
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Subject: Updated TB Welsh Language Documents
Date: 09 June 14
Summary of Update: Welsh language versions of documents have been updated and added.
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Subject: Updates to Storage and Use of Tuberculin
Date: 23 May 14
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the equipment testing instructions relating to the storage and use of tuberculin.
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Subject: Updates to Cleansing and Disinfection and Testing Equipment Instructions
Date: 23 May 14
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the equipment testing instructions and personal cleansing and disinfection (C&D) requirements and C&D of equipment to add clarity.
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Subject: Removal of TB Veterinary Inspector Powers from Official Veterinarians
Date: 04 April 14
Summary of Update: From 06 April 2014 Official Veterinarians will no longer have Veterinary Inspector Powers. Amendments have been made to reflect this change.
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Subject: Release of Tuberculosis Testing in Goat Instructions for Official Veterinarians
Date: 04 September 2013
Summary of Update: Instructions for Official Veterinarians (OVs) involved in tuberculosis testing in goats are now available.
Updated Pages: Tuberculosis Testing in Goats