The impact of multiple positive test reactors


Paul, dairy farmer, Dorset

Paul had a devastating TB test with 36 positive results. Nearly a quarter of his herd are set to be destroyed after they tested positive for bovine TB.

Thirty one of the reactors were in-calf heifers, which will have a significant impact on his herd.

Paul said: “It’s not only losing the animals now, it’s losing the unborn calves inside them. Potentially I’m losing fifteen replacements for next year and the year after.”

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