The Programme finds disease through:
We trace the movements of cattle onto and from affected properties to other farms, and identifying farms at risk due to proximity and owner-other relationships
Background screening of our national dairy and beef and drystock herds is carried out around the country. It helps us find a small number of infected farms not captured through animal movement tracing, and gives us assurance that infection is not widespread around the country.
Our National Surveillance programmes:
We carry out testing to screen for disease (National Surveillance), and on-farm testing to confirm presence or absence of disease.
Properties identified through tracing and screening are categorised according to risk of infection, and appropriate measures to contain and control disease are put in place. Measures include: