TB

Department announces ‘new approach’ to inconclusives

Department announces ‘new approach’ to inconclusives

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it will move forward with recommendations on inconclusive TB...

April 7, 2021

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

A 2020 survey carried out in the UK has confirmed that one in three dairy farmers do not fully implement...

March 29, 2021

‘Categorically no agreement’ with farm organisations to send TB letters – ICSA

‘Categorically no agreement’ with farm organisations to send TB letters – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has moved to reject comments from a Department of Agriculture, Food and...

March 18, 2021

Researchers reveal disease mechanism of bovine TB pathogen

Researchers reveal disease mechanism of bovine TB pathogen

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has shed new light on how the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans and...

March 16, 2021

TB: Within 10 years it ‘may be possible to vaccinate high-risk cattle’ – department

TB: Within 10 years it ‘may be possible to vaccinate high-risk cattle’ – department

As scientific research on TB continues, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has said that “in five to...

March 11, 2021

TB: Department ‘adopts head-in-the-sand’ approach to deer

TB: Department ‘adopts head-in-the-sand’ approach to deer

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has adopted an approach of “bury its head in the sand” to...

March 10, 2021

New TB forum Implementation Working Group has first meeting

New TB forum Implementation Working Group has first meeting

The new Implementation Working Group that was set up under the TB Stakeholders Forum held its first meeting today (Tuesday,...

March 9, 2021

Ireland ‘the only EU state with continuing significant TB challenge’

Ireland ‘the only EU state with continuing significant TB challenge’

Ireland’s efforts to bring about an eradication of bovine TB will take centre stage at the next meeting of the...

March 8, 2021

McConalogue welcomes ‘positive start’ to TB Finance Group

McConalogue welcomes ‘positive start’ to TB Finance Group

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has welcomed what he called the “positive start” to the Finance...

March 4, 2021

Farm organisations welcome department move on TB arrangements

Farm organisations welcome department move on TB arrangements

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the current arrangements on TB testing has...

March 3, 2021

Current TB testing arrangements to continue to June 1

Current TB testing arrangements to continue to June 1

The current TB testing arrangements that were brought in in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will be continued until June...

March 3, 2021

1 in 5 TB infected cattle are a false negative

1 in 5 TB infected cattle are a false negative

At the recent dairy tech event held by The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), Sarah Tomlinson a vet...

February 16, 2021

Concerns over lack of farmer representation on TB Forum’s science group

Concerns over lack of farmer representation on TB Forum’s science group

Following a meeting of the TB Stakeholder Forum yesterday (Thursday, February 4), concerns have been raised over a lack of...

February 5, 2021

TB Strategy: How will the programme be funded to 2030?

TB Strategy: How will the programme be funded to 2030?

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine published the new TB Eradication Strategy today (Wednesday, January 27), covering the...

January 27, 2021

New TB eradication strategy: Communication and ‘working in partnership’

New TB eradication strategy: Communication and ‘working in partnership’

Improved communications about bovine TB (bTB) with stakeholders and “working in partnership” with farmers are identified as key elements of...

January 27, 2021

New TB Eradication Strategy: What farmers need to know

New TB Eradication Strategy: What farmers need to know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published the new Bovine TB (bTB) Eradication Strategy – allowing farmers...

January 27, 2021

Extension of Covid-19 TB procedures ‘sensible and balanced’ – ICMSA

Extension of Covid-19 TB procedures ‘sensible and balanced’ – ICMSA

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the TB testing procedures put in place...

January 12, 2021

Only farmer groups and DAFM should have a say in implementing TB eradication plan

Only farmer groups and DAFM should have a say in implementing TB eradication plan

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is countenancing Ireland’s envisaged TB implementation group comprising representatives from farm stakeholder groups and the...

December 23, 2020