Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is a highly infectious disease of cattle caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). M. bovis can cause disease in other domestic or wild animals and in humans.
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Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, TB Leaflets, Videos and Posters
- What is Bovine TB ? (pdf)
- How can I reduce the risk of bovine TB to my cattle? (pdf)
- How does the bovine TB skin test work? (pdf)
- How does the bovine TB Gamma Interferon test work? (pdf)
- How is bovine TB detected at slaughter? (pdf)
- Wildlife and bovine TB (pdf)
Reduce the risk of having TB on your farm. In this video find out how to clean and disinfect housing and handling facilities to an acceptable standard.
Philip Breslin, a senior vet in the DAFM TB 2030 eradication programme, explains how TB reactor cattle may not have visible lesions when slaughtered in the factory.
In this step by step guide learn about bovine TB tests in Ireland. This video shows how tests are used to diagnose TB in cattle and how they work
Find out what compensation is available to you after a TB Breakdown and how to apply for this compensation.
Watch what happens to your herd after a positive bovine tuberculosis (bovineTB) test and the actions that DAFM will take to help clear your herd of TB.
This video explains how bovine TB is left behind in herds that have gone clear and what farmers can do to reduce the risk of TB residual infection
Learn how to prevent bovine TB from breaking out in your herd. In this video find out how the disease is transmitted by the movement of animals, for example, by buying in cattle.
This video explains how bovine tuberculosis (BovineTB) is spread from wildlife in Ireland, including badgers to your farm.Find out how to protect your herd from infected wildlife, including how to spot badger activity.
Download as pdf Protect your herd know the risk when you buy cattle
Download as pdf Protect Your Herd from residual TB infection Poster
Download as pdf Protect your herd from wildlife poster