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TB testing

Dramatic payment reductions for TB testing imposed by XL Farmcare have made it difficult for many practices to continue providing TB testing services to their clients.  Despite these challenges we recognise the importance of the farm's own vet conducting the TB test as it provides an excellent opportunity to see the whole herd and to discuss health issues along the way.  The test also provides a convenient opportunity to carry out other veterinary work such as pregnancy diagnosis, castrations, blood sampling, de-horning and vaccine administration as required. 

We aim to complete your tests efficiently, professionally and with minimal stress to you and your cattle. 

We can almost always accommodate your preferred testing dates and times, provided that we receive adequate notice. We can also provide a technician to take eartag numbers if required.

For advice on how to help control bovine tuberculosis on your farm please speak to one of our farm vets at the surgery.  You can also visit www.tbhub.co.uk which is an industry and government led website dedicated to providing practical TB help and advice.