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Statement on APHA’s suspension of support to CHECS TB Herd Accreditation

CHECS is extremely disappointed at the announcement that APHA has had to pause its support of CHECS TB Herd Accreditation due to unprecedented work pressures. The programme requires APHA – upon herd managers’ permissions – to notify administering health schemes of the herd’s last TB breakdown so that herd status can be determined. Earned recognition…

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Update: Review of pending changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols

The CHECS board is committed to addressing a number of issues with its current rules for testing and assessing risk of MAP infection (precursor to Johne’s disease) within cattle herds. These concerns include discretion over actions taken subsequent to blood test positive results, which has – over the past few years – been applied in…

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Red Tractor changes mean it’s time to act on BVD

New plans to take more active control of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) through Red Tractor assurance have been welcomed by CHECS chair Abi Reader, who says UK beef and dairy farmers now have a huge opportunity to boost profitability and reputation by working to eradicate the disease. BVD is currently estimated to cost British cattle…

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Changes to Johne’s disease rules explained

Some important rule changes to the Johne’s Disease Risk-Level Certification Programme are planned for 1 October 2021. While these were previously scheduled for implementation in 1 July 2021, this date has been pushed back to allow some of the details behind the rule changes to be agreed. There are three changes being made to the…

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