Bovine TB

Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

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Legislation recognising Scotland’s Officially Tuberculosis Free (OTF) status:

Scotland’s OTF Status is now recognised under EU 2021/404 which came in place following EU Exit as a means of the Union recognising animal health guarantees of third countries, territories or zones. Under this legislation, Annex II, Part 1 provides an animal health guarantee for Scotland, which states that ‘The Union has recognised freedom from infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M. bovis, M. caprae, M. tuberculosis) of the third country, territory or zone as regards the specific species of animals referred to in column 3 in accordance with Article 10 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692’.

Prior to EU Exit, Scotland’s Officially TB Free Status (OTF) was recognised within the following legislation:

Scottish domestic legislation 

Bovine Tuberculosis 

Non-bovine Tuberculosis (non-bovine animals)

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