Recent Tuberculosis Instruction Updates

Subject: Tuberculosis Skin Testing at Multi-location/Unit Farms
Date: 11 September 2017
Summary of Update:

The instructions have been updated to reflect the requirement to record the location at which the animal was tested for those farms with multi-locations/units.

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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - Scotland (TR15(S)) Updated
Date: 24 July 2017
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The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - Scotland (TR15(S)) has been updated to clarify that the keeper pays for certain test types (Private TB test, Pre-Movement Test, Post-Movement Test, Post-Movement Test (NI), Export Test and AI TB Skin Test).

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Subject: Badger Found Dead Interim Instructions
Date: 14 July 2017
Summary of Update:

Interim instructions have been added on the collection of badgers for Post Mortem Examination (PME) in Wales following completion of the All Wales Badger Found Dead Survey.

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Subject: Eligible Animals not Presented for Testing
Date: 03 July 2017
Summary of Update:

Instructions have been added to advise on the actions to take if eligible animals are not presented for testing.

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Subject: TB Testing Audit of Official Veterinarians
Date: 27 April 2017
Summary of Update:

Updates have been made to the content to provide the relevant instructions regarding Official Veterinarian (OV) audits in England, Scotland and Wales

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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) Updated
Date: 06 April 2017
Summary of Update:

The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) has been updated.

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Subject: Use of Severe Interpretation for Spread Trace Tested Cattle in England
Date: 04 April 2017
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All spread tracings identified from 1 April 2017 in England from Officially Tuberculosis Free Status Withdrawn (OTFW) TB breakdowns will be read at severe interpretation.  This measure will also apply to animals traced to holdings in England from OTFW TB breakdown herds in Scotland and Wales.

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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) Updated
Date: 31 March 2017
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The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) has been updated.

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Subject: Tuberculosis Testing of Cattle Imported into Approved Finishing Units Without Grazing
Date: 17 March 2017
Summary of Update:

Instructions regarding cattle imported into Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) without grazing, in England have been updated to confirm that cattle do not require post-import TB testing provided that pre-export TB certification conditions have been met

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Subject: TB Testing Audit of Official Veterinarians
Date: 13 March 2017
Summary of Update:

Updates have been made to introduce the APHA Field Veterinary TB Audit Team (FVAT), who will be responsible for carrying Official Veterinarians (OVs) audits in England, Wales and Scotland. Individuals will be selected in due course.

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Subject: County Parish Holding England - Tuberculosis in Bovines
Date: 06 March 2017
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The guidance for Tuberculosis in Bovines in England has been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the County Parish Holding (CPH) England project.

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Subject: General Authorisation for Official Veterinarians to Undertake Compulsory Pre and Post-movement Bovine Tuberculosis Testing
Date: 07 February 2017
Summary of Update:

Additional instructions have been added regarding the general authorisation for Official Veterinarians (OVs) to undertake compulsory pre and post-movement bovine tuberculosis testing.

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Subject: General Authorisation for Official Veterinarians to Undertake Compulsory Pre and Post-movement Bovine Tuberculosis Testing
Date: 03 February 2017
Summary of Update:

A General Authorisation for Official Veterinarians (OVs) to undertake compulsory pre and post-movement bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) testing has been issued on behalf Defra, Scottish and Welsh Governments.

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Private Tests Including Tests for Exports

Subject: Updated Instructions for TB Testing Audit of Official Veterinarians
Date: 27 January 2017
Summary of Update:

Instructions have been updated to include information on the APHA Field Veterinary Audit Team (FVAT), details of training, qualifications and personal specifications of FVAT Auditors.

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Subject: Updated Post-Import Testing Instructions
Date: 14 December 2016
Summary of Update: Instructions regarding cattle being imported into Licensed Finishing Units (LFU) have been updated to confirm that cattle do not require post-import TB testing provided that TB export certification conditions have been met.
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Subject: Updates to the Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England/Scotland/Wales (TR15(E/S/W))
Date: 05 December 2016
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England/Scotland/Wales (TR15(E/S/W)) has been updated.
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Subject: Updates to the Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England/Scotland/Wales (TR15(E/S/W))
Date: 28 November 2016
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England/Scotland/Wales (TR15(E/S/W)) has been updated.
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Subject: Instructions on Cymorth TB updated
Date: 14 November 2016
Summary of Update: Following introduction in England, Farm Level Reports are now being produced in Wales to assist farmers and OVs in the management of TB breakdowns
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Subject: LRA Post-movement Testing Advisory Letter (TR455)
Date: 11 November 2016
Summary of Update: LRA Post-movement Testing Advisory Letter (TR455) will be posted by APHA from early November 2016 advising Low Risk Area (LRA) cattle keepers who have sourced bovine animals from of other parts of England or from Wales of their legal obligations regarding LRA post-movement testing.
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Subject: Update to the Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E))
Date: 03 November 2016
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) has been updated to include a new TB test code to be used to instruct a Low Risk Area (LRA) post-movement test when a breach has been disclosed, or animals have been licensed by APHA to move before a LRA post-movement test has taken place.
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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: Post Movement Testing in the Low Risk Area in England
Date: 15 September 2016
Summary of Update: The new POSTLRAOV test code is now available in Sam. Official Veterinarians (OVs) should use this code to record and submit Low Risk Area (LRA) post movement tests on Sam.
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Subject: Cymorth TB Guidance
Date: 05 September 2016
Summary of Update: The instructions have been updated to include further guidance on completing the Assessment Checklist (TR415), other documents and also on time allowances for the visits. The Cymorth TB Frequently Asked Questions (TR454) has been added to assist Offiicial Veterinarians (OVs) and Delivery Partners (DPs).
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Subject: Tuberculosis Testing Interval Instructions Updated
Date: 02 September 2016
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis (TB) testing interval instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Automatic Restriction Information Note (TB181) Updated
Date: 04 August 2016
Summary of Update: Automatic Restriction Information Note (TB181) has been amended. This must be issued to the owner/keeper on every occasion after reactors and inconclusive reactors (IRs) are disclosed at a TB test. This will remind owners/keepers to meet certain requirements such as isolation of reactors/IRs. Further amendments require milk from reactors to be heat treated before feeding to other animals and people.
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Subject: TB Auditing and Assessment Documents Updated
Date: 19 July 2016
Summary of Update: The documents used by Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) auditors to record, assess and determine the severity of any non-compliance with TB testing procedures have been revised. These are used mainly for auditing Official Veterinarians (OVs) but are routinely used to assess and train APHA staff. The main change is the clarification of the instruction to use two hands to measure skin folds and reactions when using callipers.
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Subject: Cymorth in Wales Instructions Updated
Date: 20 June 2016
Summary of Update: Minor updates have been made to the Delivery Partner (DP)/Official Veterinarian (OV) process map for Cymorth TB concluded breakdown visit. The Cymorth Tuberculosis On-Farm Veterinary Advice and Assessment Checklist (TR415(W)/TR415(W)(Welsh)) are now interactive forms for OVs to complete.
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Subject: Update to Cymorth TB Farm Visit Instructions
Date: 13 May 2016
Summary of Update: Herd Owners can now request a Cymorth TB farm visit in several different ways - email, telephone, post or via their Official Veterinarian (OV) Practice or Delivery Partner. OVs are also advised of a change of address for returning the Cymorth Tuberculosis On-Farm Veterinary Advice and Assessment Checklist (TR415) from Carmarthen to Caernarfon.
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Subject: TB Skin Fold Technique - Reinstatement of a Two-handed Measuring Method
Date: 05 May 2016
Summary of Update: The measurement of skin folds and reactive lumps at TB testing is instructed in the European Union (EU) Directive to be a two-handed technique. Instructions have been amended to clarify that this is the accepted method and those carrying out TB skin tests will be audited against this procedure.
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Subject: Official TB and Bovine Brucellosis Status of Malta
Date: 25 April 2016
Summary of Update: Malta is now Officially Tuberculosis Free (OTF) and Bovine Brucellosis (OBF validation period until 23 March 2021).
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Subject: Update to Owners Checklist - Welsh Language Version (TR247(Welsh))
Date: 18 April 2016
Summary of Update: The Owners Checklist - Welsh Language Version (TR247(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Subject: Clarification on Pre-movement Testing Requirements for Animals from the Low Risk Area of England or Scotland, Attending a Non-exempt Show in Wales
Date: 14 April 2016
Summary of Update: Welsh Government has clarified that animals from the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England or from Scotland, attending a non-exempt show in Wales, require pre-movement testing, in accordance with Article 13 (c ) of the TB (Wales) Order 2010 (as amended).
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Subject: Update to the Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E))
Date: 11 April 2016
Summary of Update: Following the introduction of post-movement testing in the Low Risk Area in England and the changes to Short Interval Testing requirements in the High Risk Area in England the TR15(E)) has been updated.
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Subject: Introduction of Post-movement testing in the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England
Date: 11 April 2016
Summary of Update: The requirement of post-movement testing in the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England came into force on 6 April 2016. Relevant instructions have been produced.
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Subject: Wales TB Order and Compensation Changes
Date: 7 April 2016
Summary of Update: The 2010 Wales TB Order has been amended to include changes to the TB compensation scheme and other provisions. Instructions have been updated to include all relevant changes.
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Subject: Pre-Sale Check Test in the Low Risk Area (Pilot Scheme) - England Only
Date: 5 April 2016
Summary of Update: A new Pilot Scheme will be introduced on 6 April 2016. A voluntary Government-funded TB pre-sale check test will be available to farmers in England who are planning on selling all or part of their herd where they are on four year surveillance testing (Low Risk Area (LRA)) and where they meet other criteria.
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Subject: Update to the Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E))
Date: 30 March 2016
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) has been updated to reflect the voluntary Government funded TB pre-sale check test pilot scheme.
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Subject: Bluetongue Restriction Zones List Updated
Date: 14 March 2016
Summary of Update: The TB status of the Isle of Man has changed and the requirements for movements between Northern Ireland have been changed.
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Subject: Revoking Recent Amendments to Skin Fold Measurements
Date: 03 March 2016
Summary of Update: Two recent amendments altered the instructions regards skin fold measurement on days one and two of the TB skin test and updating the Revision of TB Quality Assurance Test: Assessment Guide (TR314) and TB Auditing Standard Operating Procedure (TR315) to reflect a change as part of the auditing process. Due to contractual arrangements with the Delivery Partners, these changes have been reversed.
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Subject: Update to TB Quality Assurance Test: Assessment Guide (TR314) and TB Auditing Standard Operating Procedure (TR315)
Date: 16 February 2016
Summary of Update: TB Quality Assurance Test: Assessment Guide (TR314) and TB Auditing Standard Operating Procedure (TR315) have been updated to reflect recent changes to the skin fold technique required for TB skin testing.
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Subject: TB Skin Test - Change to Measuring Protocol and Notification Procedure for Reactors Found on Farms
Date: 05 February 2016
Summary of Update: The skin testing protocol has been amended to clarify the instructions relating to measurement of the skin fold with callipers. Instructions have been updated to confirm only testing vets in Scotland need to inform the Duty Vet of reactors whilst still on farm after reading a TB test.
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Subject: Update of the DNA Marking Tags - Official Veterinarian Monthly Invoice Summary (OVc06)
Date: 01 February 2016
Summary of Update: The DNA Marking Tags - Official Veterinarian Monthly Invoice Summary (OVc06) has been updated.
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Subject: Cymorth TB Farm Visit
Date: 29 January 2016
Summary of Update: Guidance for Official Veterinarians (OVs) on the length of time after notification by the Delivery Partner (DP) to contact the farmer and arrange a visit 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 the Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E))
Date: 13 January 2016
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) has been updated to reflect the changes in the TB Unit Monitoring Regime (UMR) in the Cheshire Edge Area.
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Subject: Pre and Post-Movement Testing in Wales Updated
Date: 18 December 2015
Summary of Update: The Pre and Post-movement Testing in Wales instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Pre-Movement Testing in England Updated
Date: 14 December 2015
Summary of Update: The Pre-Movement Testing in England instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Update to Suspicion of Disease in a Carcase
Date: 14 December 2015
Summary of Update: The Suspicion of Disease in a Carcase instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Cymorth Tuberculosis On-Farm Veterinary Advice and Assessment Checklist
Date: 03 December 2015
Summary of Update: The Welsh language version of the Cymorth Tuberculosis On-Farm Veterinary Advice and Assessment Checklist TR415(W)(Welsh) has been added.
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Subject: Cymorth TB Farm Visit
Date: 24 November 2015
Summary of Update: Instructions for the Cymorth TB Farm Visit have been added. TR415(W) - Cymorth Tuberculosis On-Farm Veterinary Advice and Assessment Checklist added.
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Subject: Addition of Adjacent Holding Licence to Move Cattle Without the Requirement for Pre-Movement Testing for TB or Movement Standstill - Welsh Language Version (TB19(W)(Welsh))
Date: 16 November 2015
Summary of Update: The Adjacent Holding Licence to Move Cattle Without the Requirement for Pre-Movement Testing for TB or Movement Standstill (TB19(W)) is now available in Welsh.
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Subject: Removal of Certain Not Tested Reasons for TB Skin Tests
Date: 05 October 2015
Summary of Update: Escape at TT2, Not Presented at TT2 and Dangerous/Unmanageable reasons have been removed.
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Subject: Update to Whole Herd Testing Guidance
Date: 02 October 2015
Summary of Update: The Whole Herd Testing guidance has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and when - England (TR15(E))
Date: 28 September 2015
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and when - England (TR15(E)) has been updated.
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Subject: Update to DNA Marking Tag Submission Instructions
Date: 24 September 2015
Summary of Update: The DNA Marking Tag Submission instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Clarification of Pre-Movement Test Dates in Wales
Date: 09 September 2015
Summary of Update: An update has been made to reflect the legislation, which states that the day after tuberculin injection is the first day of the 60 day movement window.
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Subject: Update to Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and when - England/Wales (TR15(E)/TR15(W))
Date: 03 September 2015
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and when - England/Wales (TR15(E)/TR15(W)) have been updated.
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Subject: Adjacent Holdings Licence - Wales
Date: 26 August 2015
Summary of Update: An Adjacent Holdings Licence (TB19(W)) may now be issued in Wales for the exceptional circumstance of the movement of cattle, on foot, from one holding to an adjacent holding.
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Subject: Post Import Testing
Date: 29 July 2015
Summary of Update: TB Controls on Imported Cattle, Post-Import Checks guidance updated.
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Subject: Updates to Reflect the Role of Delivery Partners
Date: 21 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: Private and Export Tests
Date: 08 May 2015
Summary of Update: Minor update to Who Can Test instructions.
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Subject: TB Testing Audit of Official Veterinarians
Date: 09 April 2015
Summary of Update: Updated to incorporate contacting the linked Delivery Partner Senior Official Veterinarian (OV), when non-compliance at an Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) TB Audit is found.
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Subject: Update to Tuberculosis Overview Guidance
Date: 24 February 2015
Summary of Update: Clarification is provided for infection of goats with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis).
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Subject: Cheshire Edge Parish Change to Six Monthly Testing
Date: 30 December 2014
Summary of Update: The Whole Herd Testing instructions have been updated following a change to the Cheshire Edge parish testing intervals.
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Subject: Update to TB Testing Intervals
Date: 22 December 2014
Summary of Update: The TB testing intervals instructions have been updated including details of six monthly routine testing in the Edge part of Cheshire.
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Subject: Update to Post Import Checks Guidance
Date: 26 November 2014
Summary of Update: Minor updates have been made to the guidance relating to the post import checks on imported cattle.
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Subject: Update to Post Import Checks Guidance
Date: 17 October 2014
Summary of Update: The guidance for Post Import Checks has been updated.
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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: Changes to Exemptions from Pre-movement Testing Requirements
Date: 02 October 2014
Summary of Update: Instructions have been updated to reflect changes to exemptions from Pre-movement testing requirements in England and Wales for premises within a Sole Occupancy Authority (SOA).
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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: New TB Test Codes for Scotland
Date: 15 September 2014
Summary of Update: The instructions have been updated to reflect that there are now three new TB test codes for Scotland. POSTMTS(NI) - a specific code for Post-movement tests carried out 60-120 days after arrival in Scotland from Northern Ireland. RHT12 (S) - for herds that are on 12 monthly testing intervals. Eligibility is as per 48 month Routine Herd Tests. BHH - for TB Bull Hirers test (carried out on hire bulls requiring annual testing).
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Subject: Cattle Tracing System Discrepancies
Date: 22 August 14
Summary of Update: Instructions on reporting Cattle Tracing System (CTS) discrepancies have been updated.
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Subject: Updates for Testing of Wild and Unmanageable Cattle
Date: 21 August 14
Summary of Update: Instructions are updated as a reminder that cattle cannot be exempted from testing if the reason is that they are wild and unmanageable.
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Subject: Update to the Exemptions to the Pre-movement Testing Requirements (England)
Date: 15 August 14
Summary of Update: Cattle moving between premises sharing rights of the same common are no longer exempted from pre-movement requirements following an amendment to domestic legislation.
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Subject: Update to Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and when - England (TR15(E)) and Scotland (TR15(S))
Date: 15 August 14
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and when - England (TR15(E)) and Scotland (TR15(S)) have been updated to include the Routine Herd Test (RHT) eligibility changes and slight changes to Radial Herd Test (RAD6) and (RAD12) tests.
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Subject: Changes to Routine Herd Testing Eligibility Criteria
Date: 07 August 14
Summary of Update: Due to a clarification of instructions, the eligibility rules for a Routine Herd Test (RHT) have been updated to provide clearer guidance on which animals need to be tested for Tuberculosis (TB).
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Subject: Post Import Testing
Date: 20 June 14
Summary of Update: Update to the post import testing section covering TB sampling requirements from the Isle of Man.
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Subject: Introduction of TB Auto-Restrictions in Sam
Date: 16 June 14
Summary of Update: Sam has now been updated to reflect the introduction of auto-restrictions, where TB reactors or inconclusive reactors have been identified. The new process must now be followed.
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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: TB Auto-Restrictions - Sam Workaround Must be Used by all Official Veterinarians
Date: 23 May 14
Summary of Update: Until Release 8 of Sam it is imperative that all Official Veterinarians (OVs) issuing auto restriction information notes (TB181) follow a Sam workaround. A link to the workaround guidance is now within the TB OV instructions and this guidance must be followed until further notice. Notices prohibiting movement (TB02) must not be served by OVs under any circumstances.
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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 managing tuberculin instructions relating to the storage and use of tuberculin.
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Subject: Updates to Cleansing and Disinfection Instructions
Date: 23 May 14
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to personal cleansing and disinfection (C&D) requirements and C&D of equipment to add clarity.
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Subject: Removal of TB Veterinary Powers from Official Veterinarians
Date: 15 May 14
Summary of Update: Electronic copies of the new paper versions of the Tuberculin Test Report and Certificate of Clinical Inspection for Approved Veterinary Inspectors (TB52) and the Tuberculin Test Chart for Approved Veterinary Inspectors (TB52A) have been added.
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Subject: Edge Area Bovine TB Instructions
Date: 08 April 14
Summary of Update: Update to the instructions reflecting the changes to policy and procedure resulting from the introduction of the TB Edge strategy in England.
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Subject: Removal of TB Veterinary Inspector Powers from Official Veterinarians
Date: 04 April 14
Summary of Update: From 06 April Official Veterinarians will no longer have Veterinary Inspector Powers. Amendments have been made to reflect this change.
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Subject: Update to TB Controls on Imported Cattle
Date: 24th March 2014
Summary of Update: The TB controls on imported cattle member states information has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Identification of Reactors Instructions
Date: 25th September 2013
Summary of Update: The Identification of Reactors section has been updated to reflect the Sam processes.
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Subject: Updates to Carlisle Specialist Service Centre References
Date: 30th August 2013
Summary of Update: The information has been updated with references to Carlisle Specialist Service Centre (SSC) post the transfer of work from Chelmsford.
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Subject: Update to Scottish Risk-Based Testing Notification Letters
Date: 20th August 2013
Summary of Update: The Routine TB Testing Letter - Exempt from Risk-Based Testing in Scotland (TR369(S)) and Routine TB Testing Letter - Eligible for Risk-Based Testing in Scotland (TR370(S)) have been updated.
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Subject: Update to Advice and Guidance for TB
Date: 12th August 2013
Summary of Update: The advice and guidance leaflets for TB have been updated. All Official Veterinarians must ensure they are using the correct version.
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Subject: Minor Updates to the Johne's Disease Vaccine and Personal Cleansing and Disinfection Instructions
Date: 11th June 2013
Summary of Update: Minor updates have been made to the Johne's Disease Vaccine information and a link to the approved disinfectants has been added to the instructions for personal cleansing and disinfection on entering and leaving a farm.
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Subject: Clarification on the Time Period for AHVLA Field Audits 
Date: 6th June 2013
Summary of Update: Clarification that Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) field audits will spot-check the testing performance of the Official Veterinarians (OVs) employed by those practices using a risk-based approach over a period of seven years and not two years as previously stated.
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Subject: TB Testing Audit of Official Veterinarians
Date: 4th June 2013
Summary of Update: The Skin Test Overview has been updated to provide details of the TB testing audit requirements of Official Veterinarians (OVs) tuberculosis testing.
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Subject: Update to Tuberculin Test Types and Sam Codes for England (TR15(E))
Date: 31st May 2013
Summary of Update: The testing interval for TB Unit Test - TBU has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Skin Test Instructions
Date: 24th May 2013
Summary of Update: Updates have been made to the TB skin Test instructions to reflect the Sam processes, the decommissioning of VeBus and centralisation of test chart entries.
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Subject: Changes to TB Controls in Wales
Date: 30th April 2013
Summary of Update: The TR15(W) has been updated to reflect changes to TB controls in Wales.
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Subject: Amendments to TB Procedures in Wales
Date: 28 March 2013
Summary of Update: Amendments have been made to the instructions for Pre-movement Testing in Wales.
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Subject: Changes to Active Surveillance Instructions for England from 1 January 2013
Date: 19 December 2012
Summary of Update: Instructions have been updated in preparation for TB policy changes to cattle movement controls and surveillance being implemented in England on 1 January 2013.
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Subject: Update to Storage and Use of Tuberculin
Date: 21 November 2012
Summary of Update: The Storage and Use of Tuberculin section has been updated at paragraph 9.
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Subject: Update to the Service of Restrictions Section
Date: 22 October 2012
Summary of Update: The Service of Restrictions section has been updated.
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Subject: Updates to the Pre-Movement Section Following 1 July Policy Changes
Date: 9 October 2012
Summary of Update: The Pre-movement Testing in England instructions have been updated.
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Subject: Update to Tuberculin Test Types and Sam Codes for England (TR15(E))
Date: 11 September 2012
Summary of Update: Update: Inclusion of two new test codes – Partial Short Interval Test and Delayed Testing Group
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Subject: Changes to the Exemptions for Pre-movement Testing
Date: 29 June 2012
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis (England) Order 2007 will be amended on 1 July 2012 to introduce changes to the exemptions for pre-movement testing. The Pre and Post-movement Testing instructions have been updated accordingly.
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Subject: Notification of Routine Surveillance Testing and Reactor/Inconclusive Reactor Notification Process
Date: 16 March 2012
Summary of Update: Guidance for the completion of the visit notification document (NV01) have been added to the Active Surveillance instructions. The process for notifying AHVLA of reactors or inconclusive reactors has been updated in the Action on Completion instructions as completion of the OV notification proforma is no longer required.
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Subject: Release of Updated Tuberculosis Instructions for Official Veterinarians
Date: 27 February 2012
Summary of Update: Following a review of the instructions for tuberculosis testing, updated instructions for Official Veterinarians are now available.
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