At OSPRI, the health, wellbeing and welfare of farmers is our top priority. When we identify TB in a cattle or deer herd, we know it can cause both financial and emotional issues for farmers — even if only a few animals are infected. A TB infection also puts extra strain on farm management.
If you're dealing with a TB outbreak, we can help by:
All farmers and People In Charge of Animals (PICAs) are legally obliged to update their NAIT account when farming cattle and deer. Not doing so compromises:
For help or advice on meeting your NAIT requirements, call our Contact Centre on 0800 482 463, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPI has information on the different kinds of support available to farmers, including:
The Rural Support Trust team helps farmers and rural communities get through difficult times. They can:
Their services are free and confidential.
While bovine TB can pass to humans and household pets, the chance of this happening is very low. The best protection is to: