Anglesey farmers in UK to be advised on TB measures

Updated Mar 15, 2023
The Welsh government is set to issue advice for cattle keepers on Anglesey to help keep bovine tuberculosis (bTB) incidences on the island low.
Latest surveillance data figures show that the average number of open breakdowns at the end of each quarter for the year to September 30, 2022, was six. This compares to 5.5 for the previous year and 3.25 for 2017. The government said the figures on the island remain “reassuringly low” compared to other areas of Wales, but the recent rise in incidences and prevalence is a “cause for concern” along with increasing disease confirmation rates and numbers of cattle culled for TB control reasons. These early trends are suggesting that this may be another area with emerging bTB, following on from now established clusters in rural Wrexham and more recently in Denbighshire and the Conwy Valley, the government said. “Numbers are reassuringly low compared to other parts of Wales, but we are taking action now to keep it that way as figures show a rise in the prevalence of the disease,” Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths said. “All cattle farmers on Anglesey will receive a letter ...
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