At 5 December 2023:
- we have 24 herds with a TB infected status across the country, and 9 of these herds have completed their first clear whole-herd test
- we’re investigating 8 other herds for TB — these herds need further testing before we can determine whether or not TB is present.
About the herds
- have had at least 1 animal confirmed to have TB
- have not yet had sufficient testing or inspection of slaughtered animals to rule out continued presence of TB within the herd.
Infected herds will be reclassified at 'Clear' TB status when they've had 2 successive whole-herd tests clear of TB, no less than 6 months apart.