Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle. It is one of the most significant animal health challenges that England faces today, costing taxpayers more than £100 million each year. In 2020 alone, more than 27,000 cattle had to be slaughtered to curb its spread.
Diagnostics & testing
In this science blog we look at what bovine tuberculosis is (bTB) and why we need to eradicate it.
We have all become used to hearing in the news about COVID-19 infection numbers but have you ever wondered about the scientists behind the scenes, testing samples and providing these all important results? We reveal more in our latest blog.
In the first of a series of blogs, read about our Cattle Vaccine Project: APHA’s invaluable addition to the toolbox to eradicate bovine TB in the UK.
In this blog Lucia Biffar, Scientific Project Manager for the Animal and Plant Health Agency, talks about her experiences volunteering with a group of APHA scientists to work at the one of the national Coronavirus testing centres.
Denise Marston from the Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports on a new way of scientific publishing in The Journal of Visual Experimentation (JoVE).
Amanda Carson, Veterinary Lead for the Small Ruminant Expert Group, talks about how she is engaging with farmers to investigate sheep diseases.
Kirsty Line talks about the role played by APHA's laboratory services in the development of the Animal Disease Testing Service, a new digital service for vets.
Sian Mitchell, who is the Parasitology Discipline Champion at APHA, talks about how APHA supports the transport of horses around the world by performing statutory testing for certification purposes.
Read how APHA's Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department stepped in with short notice to help make sure a rather important shipment to Rio could take place.