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Tsa115

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Livestock Farmer
Not sure where to post this, Gone down for the second time on a six month check test the other day, only 1 reactor rest clean as a whistle, on a bought in cow bought 11 months ago to replace tb cows. seems now they want to come all guns blazing with skin, gamma and antibody test, anybody have experience of this antibody test? Did gamma 12 months ago took 8 from 130. Was expecting worse tbh. 43 cows removed last 30 months, not really in the mood to loose more.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton
Not sure where to post this, Gone down for the second time on a six month check test the other day, only 1 reactor rest clean as a whistle, on a bought in cow bought 11 months ago to replace tb cows. seems now they want to come all guns blazing with skin, gamma and antibody test, anybody have experience of this antibody test? Did gamma 12 months ago took 8 from 130. Was expecting worse tbh. 43 cows removed last 30 months, not really in the mood to loose more.
Did she have lesions?
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
All been Clean on lessions
Then I would push back and ask why.

We went down on 6 month check test
1 reactor and another on reassessment under severe.
Both Non VL

Next test was 1 again no VL
Last test one IR, if wasn't for her we would have been clear on one clear test.

No gamma, no antibody.
Just one retest.
Still a PIA
 

sidjon

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EXMOOR
Then I would push back and ask why.

We went down on 6 month check test
1 reactor and another on reassessment under severe.
Both Non VL

Next test was 1 again no VL
Last test one IR, if wasn't for her we would have been clear on one clear test.

No gamma, no antibody.
Just one retest.
Still a PIA
Would ask the same thing, for why, yet are neighbours who've had 20% of their herd removed since January, are told they don't need a gamma test......🙈, all their cattle have had lesions and some cattle had been on farm foe a couple of months 🤔
 

Jdunn55

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Not sure where to post this, Gone down for the second time on a six month check test the other day, only 1 reactor rest clean as a whistle, on a bought in cow bought 11 months ago to replace tb cows. seems now they want to come all guns blazing with skin, gamma and antibody test, anybody have experience of this antibody test? Did gamma 12 months ago took 8 from 130. Was expecting worse tbh. 43 cows removed last 30 months, not really in the mood to loose more.
Tell them to p*ss off.

They have been really heavy handed down here recently in trying to get people to do gamma and antibody tests in addition to skin - unnecessarily heavy handed.

One farmer I'm good friends with, they tried to make do a skin test one week and then gamma test the next week - they couldn't understand why he said that wasn't feasible!

Bunch of crooks. I'm convinced the government makes a fair bit of money from tb - or rather companies with links to mp's make money.

Sorry to hear you're having tb troubles, it's really sh!t. On a separate note, how are your josh cows/heifers doing/looking?
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Despite what I've been repeatedly told by APHA I'm adamant the rules aren't the same and it that it does depend entirely on whoever picks up the case.

I see so much inconsistency it's baffling.
I've asked, pushed and demanded a flow chart to be be published.

It's all on a case by case basis.
Frustrating to a polite way of putting it.

I've offered to slaughter the IR, have them do a PM and let me trade.
If its slaughter then I have to have a whole herd test as it's deemed not to have been resolved.
So I wait impatiently overstocked that will have to be then PMT before I can move them.
 

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