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TUESDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Statistics on the active disease surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme.

Active TSE surveillance in Great Britain

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Active TSE surveillance in Northern Ireland

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This publication is no longer updated as ‘Official Statistics’ and has been changed to a ‘Research and analysis’ publication type.

This amendment does not change the content or the timing of the updates but reflects the conclusions from a wider review of the classification of statistical releases across the Defra group.

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) collates summary statistics on the number of cases of TSE disease found through active and passive disease surveillance of animals. This includes summary statistics on the number of submissions tested and cases found from through the Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme.

Active disease surveillance

European law requires all Member States to carry out active disease surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, and scrapie in sheep and goats. This data are used to determine the disease status for the UK.

Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme

Since 2004, disease control measures require sheep flocks and goat herds to join the Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme (CSFS) when a case of scrapie is confirmed. Subsequent cases of scrapie in these flocks and herds are reported separately.

APHA provides summary statistics on the number of submissions tested and cases found through the CSFS testing routes (initial cull, annual cull and fallen stock) in Great Britain.

Passive disease surveillance

Passive disease surveillance takes place when an animal with clinical signs suspicious of a TSE disease is reported to an APHA office, and further investigation determines whether the animal was affected by BSE or scrapie.

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 19 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the active TSE surveillance reports for Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  2. Update the active tse surveillance reports for Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  3. Published GB and Northern Ireland TSE stats for August 2019
  4. Stats available for June
  5. May 2019 statistics available
  6. Statistics updated
  7. Statistics updated
  8. Statistics for February 2019 now available.
  9. Documents updated

TUESDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Statistics on the active and passive surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in sheep in Great Britain.

TSE surveillance statistics: sheep

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Cases of TSE disease found in sheep from passive surveillance have been recorded since 1993. The UK started active surveillance in sheep in January 2002.

In active surveillance, the number of sheep sampled in the testing programme has varied each year . It has included:

  • a sample of fallen sheep over 18 months of age.
  • a sample of healthy slaughtered sheep over 18 months of age.

Cases which have been identified from flocks in the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme (CSFS) are shown separately.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) attempt to trace all cases of scrapie back to their natal (birth) flock so that it can confirm disease on the appropriate premises and control measures can be applied. In some cases this can take time. Where a final decision has not been made on where to confirm disease, the case is included in the number of pending cases.

The following reports are also available:

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 19 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated sheep: TSE surveillance statistics.
  2. Updated sheep TSE surveillance statistics for September 2019.
  3. Published sheep TSE statistics for August 2019
  4. Replacement document with July statistics uploaded.
  5. Statistics for June available
  6. May 2019 statistics available
  7. Statistics updated
  8. Statistics updated
  9. Statistics for February 2019 now available
  10. TSE surveillance statistics: sheep updated
  11. Document updated
  12. Document updated
  13. TSE surveillance statistics: sheep updated
  14. Sheep TSE surveillance statistics updated
  15. Document updated
  16. Document updated
  17. Document updated
  18. Sheep document updated
  19. Document updated
  20. Documents updated
  21. Document updated

TUESDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Statistics on the active and passive surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) in goats in Great Britain.

TSE surveillance statistics: goats

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Cases of TSE disease found in goats from passive surveillance in Great Britain have been recorded since 1993. The UK started active surveillance in goats in January 2002.

In active surveillance, the number of sheep sampled in the testing programme has varied each year. It has always included:

  • a sample of fallen goats over 18 months of age.
  • a sample of healthy slaughtered goats over 18 months of age (no longer in place)

Cases which have been identified from herds in the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme (CSFS) are shown separately.

APHA attempt to trace all cases of scrapie back to their natal (birth) herd so that it can can confirm disease on the appropriate premises for control measures to be applied. In some cases this can take time. Where a final decision has not been made on where to confirm disease, the case is included in the number of pending cases.

At present no atypical cases of scrapie have been found in British goats.

The following reports are also available:

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 19 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated goat: TSE surveillance statistics.
  2. Updated goat TSE surveillance statistics for September 2019.
  3. Published goat TSE statistics for August 2019
  4. Replacement document with July statistics uploaded.
  5. Stats available for June
  6. May 2019 statistics available
  7. Statistics updated
  8. Statistics updated
  9. Statistics for February 2019 added
  10. TSE surveillance statistics: goats updated
  11. Document updated
  12. Document updated
  13. TSE surveillance statistics: goats updated
  14. TSE surveillance statistics: goats updated
  15. Document updated
  16. Document Updated
  17. Document updated
  18. Goat document updated
  19. Document updated
  20. Document updated
  21. Document updated

MONDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Updated outbreak assessment for African swine fever in wild boar and domestic pigs in Eastern Europe and Belgium.

14 November 2019: African swine fever in Europe (Eastern Europe and Belgium)

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An updated outbreak assessment for African Swine fever in Europe (Eastern Europe and Belgium).

This updated outbreak assessment combines and updates previous reports on:

Published 11 July 2019
Last updated 18 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Published ASF in Europe update 5 (14 November 2019).
  2. Added update 4 (19 August 2019).
  3. Added update 3 (25 July 2019).
  4. Added the 18 July 2019 update.
  5. First published.

Details

You must be a member of the Poultry Health Scheme (PHS) if you want to:

  • export more than 20 birds or hatching eggs to another EU member state (as long as your business meets EU animal health and welfare rules)
  • sell birds or eggs to other PHS members
  • export to countries that require compliance with EU legislation

See the guidance on how to register for the Poultry Health Scheme.

Published 1 April 2014
Last updated 18 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  2. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  3. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  4. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  5. The Poultry Health Scheme list of members has been updated.
  6. List of members updated
  7. Poultry health scheme members list updated
  8. List of members updated
  9. List of members updated
  10. Poultry Health Scheme members list updated
  11. Poultry Health Scheme members updated
  12. Poultry health scheme members list updated.
  13. Poultry Health Scheme: List of members updated
  14. Updated list
  15. Updated list
  16. Updated list
  17. Document updated
  18. Document updated
  19. Document updated
  20. Document updated
  21. Document updated
  22. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
  23. First published.

MONDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Details of poultry establishments who are approved members of the Poultry Health Scheme (PHS).

Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

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You must be a member of the Poultry Health Scheme (PHS) if you want to:

  • export more than 20 birds or hatching eggs to another EU member state (as long as your business meets EU animal health and welfare rules)
  • sell birds or eggs to other PHS members
  • export to countries that require compliance with EU legislation

See the guidance on how to register for the Poultry Health Scheme.

Published 1 April 2014
Last updated 18 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  2. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  3. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  4. Updated poultry health scheme members list
  5. The Poultry Health Scheme list of members has been updated.
  6. List of members updated
  7. Poultry health scheme members list updated
  8. List of members updated
  9. List of members updated
  10. Poultry Health Scheme members list updated
  11. Poultry Health Scheme members updated
  12. Poultry health scheme members list updated.
  13. Poultry Health Scheme: List of members updated
  14. Updated list
  15. Updated list
  16. Updated list
  17. Document updated
  18. Document updated
  19. Document updated
  20. Document updated
  21. Document updated
  22. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
  23. First published.

MONDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Form to apply for a licence to move TB restricted cattle to or from holdings in England.

Application for a licence to move cattle to/from premises under TB restrictions (England)

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When a holding in England has lost its officially TB free status, any movements of live cattle on to or off the premises can only be permitted with a licence issued by APHA.

If you need to request a licence, you must complete the application form TB204 and email it to APHA at CSC.TBlicensing@apha.gov.uk.

APHA will assess your request and contact you to confirm whether the licence can be approved or not. It may be necessary for APHA to request further information to inform the decision.

See the Bovine TB: get your cattle tested in England guidance for further information.

Published 6 November 2017
Last updated 18 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated TB204 form
  2. TB204 form updated
  3. Application updated
  4. Application for licence to move cattle to/from premises under TB restriction in England updated
  5. Data protection statement updated on form
  6. Form updated
  7. First published.

MONDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Form to apply for a licence to move TB restricted cattle to or from holdings in England.

Application for a licence to move cattle to/from premises under TB restrictions (England)

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When a holding in England has lost its officially TB free status, any movements of live cattle on to or off the premises can only be permitted with a licence issued by APHA.

If you need to request a licence, you must complete the application form TB204 and email it to APHA at CSC.TBlicensing@apha.gov.uk.

APHA will assess your request and contact you to confirm whether the licence can be approved or not. It may be necessary for APHA to request further information to inform the decision.

See the Bovine TB: get your cattle tested in England guidance for further information.

Published 6 November 2017
Last updated 18 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated TB204 form
  2. TB204 form updated
  3. Application updated
  4. Application for licence to move cattle to/from premises under TB restriction in England updated
  5. Data protection statement updated on form
  6. Form updated
  7. First published.

MONDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2019  |  ANIMALS IN SCIENCE COMMITTEE

Terms of reference for the Animals in Science Project Licence Application (PLA) subgroup.

Details

This document describes the purpose, structure and scope of the PLA subgroup in discharging its role as a subgroup of the ASC.

Published 9 February 2018
Last updated 18 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Membership list updated: Dr David Main, Dr Noelia Lopez-Salesansky and Dr Virginia Warren added. Dr John Lander, Ken Applebee and Professor Malcom Macleod removed.
  2. Updated PLA subgroup: terms of reference document.
  3. First published.