Recent Tuberculosis in Camelids Instruction Updates

Subject: Serological Testing of Camelids for Tuberculosis
Date: 15 January 2021
Summary of Update: Instructions have been updated to clarify requirements, and the Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) has been updated.
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Subject: Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13)
Date: 27 November 2020
Summary of Update: The Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13) has been updated.
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Subject: Publication of a Revised Version of the Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13)
Date: 2 November 2020
Summary of Update: The Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13) has been extensively revised.
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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) and Wales (TR15(W))
Date: 7 May 2020
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) and Wales (TR15(W)) have been updated to provide guidance on what skin test types are eligible for the temporary amendment of the requirement to test bovine animals under 180 days of age during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E))
Date: 2 April 2020
Summary of Update: The Tuberculosis Test Types and Sam Codes: What to use and When - England (TR15(E)) has been updated to provide guidance on what skin test types can be amended on request from Official Veterinarians to delay the due date (Latest Activity Completion Date (LACD)) in Sam during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Subject: Tuberculin Order Form (TR511)
Date: 19 March 2020
Summary of Update: The Tuberculin order Form (TR511) has been updated to remove the fax number. Orders must be emailed into the tuberculin orders mailbox.
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Subject: Removal of the OV Miscellaneous Tasks Form (AH49)
Date: 4 November 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions have been updated to include the correct guidance for Official Veterinarian (OV) claims and payments and to remove the OV Miscellaneous Tasks Form (AH49) which should no longer be used.
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Subject: Non-bovine Tuberculin Test Reporting Documents Welsh Language Versions
Date: 31 October 2019
Summary of Update: The Tuberculin Test Chart for Non-bovine Animals (TN52A(Welsh)) and the Non-bovines Tuberculin Test Report and Certificate of Clinical Inspection (TN52B(Welsh)) have been updated.
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Subject: Camelid bTB Testing Scenarios Guidance (TN191)
Date: 29 October 2019
Summary of Update: The Camelid bTB Testing Scenarios Guidance (TN191) has been updated to clarify the withdrawal of movement restrictions in M. bovis confirmed breakdowns in camelid herds.
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Subject: Non-bovine Tuberculin Test Reporting Documents
Date: 10 October 2019
Summary of Update: The Tuberculin Test Chart for Non-bovine Animals (TN52A) and the Non-bovines Tuberculin Test Report and Certificate of Clinical Inspection (TN52B) have been updated.
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Subject: Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183)
Date: 10 October 2019
Summary of Update: The Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) has been updated to include clarification for the High Sensitivity (Parallel) Test and an additional option in the High Specificity (Serial) Test section.
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Subject: Tuberculin Order Form (TR511)
Date: 17 September 2019
Summary of Update: The Tuberculin Order Form (TR511) has been updated.
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Subject: Request to Test - TB Testing of Non-bovine Species (TN184/TN184(Welsh))
Date: 21 August 2019
Summary of Update: The Request to Test - TB Testing of Non-bovine Species (TN184/TN184(Welsh)) has been renamed and updated.
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Subject: Notice Prohibiting Movement of Specified Animals - Welsh Language (TN02(Welsh))
Date: 9 August 2019
Summary of Update: The Notice Prohibiting Movement of Specified Animals - Welsh Language (TN02(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Subject: Notice Prohibiting Movement of Specified Animals (TN02)
Date: 6 August 2019
Summary of Update: The Notice Prohibiting Movement of Specified Animals (TN02) has been updated to cover all non-bovine species, including pets and exotic mammals.
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Subject: Publication of a Revised Version of the Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13)
Date: 20 June 2019
Summary of Update: The Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in Great Britain (OV13) has been extensively revised.
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Subject:

Skin Test in Camelids in England

Date: 29 January 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions relating to Skin Test Day One for camelids in England have been further updated.
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Skin Test in Camelids in England

Date: 16 January 2019
Summary of Update: Instructions relating to Skin Test Day One for camelids in England have been updated to include the option of injecting tuberculin in an alternative area of the skin in some circumstances.
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Subject: Tuberculin Distribution to Official Veterinarians
Date: 19 July 2018
Summary of Update: Update to reflect Tuberculin distribution to Official Veterinarians (OVs) is carried out at Weybridge along with contact email and order form.
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Subject: Contiguous Testing in England
Date: 09/07/2018
Summary of Update: Relevant instructions have been updated to provide clarification for contiguous testing in England.
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Subject: TB Testing Notification Letter (TN07) and TB Testing Notification Letter (TN07(Welsh)) Updated
Date: 20/06/2018
Summary of Update: TB Testing Notification Letter (TN07) and TB Testing Notification Letter (TN07(Welsh)) have been updated.
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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06) and Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06(Welsh)) Updated
Date: 15/06/2018
Summary of Update: Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06) and Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06(Welsh)) have been updated.
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Subject: Updated Documents for New GDPR Requirements
Date: 25 May 2018
Summary of Update: Relevant documents have been updated with a new Data Protection statement to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.
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Subject: Camelid TB Skin Testing Health and Safety Guidance
Date: 10 May 2018
Summary of Update:

The Camelid TB Skin Testing Health and Safety guidance has been updated.

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Subject: Camelid bTB Testing Scenarios Guidance (TN191)
Date: 01 March 2018
Summary of Update:

The Camelid bTB Testing Scenarios Guidance (TN191) has been added.

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Subject: What and When to Test Camelids
Date: 22 February 2018
Summary of Update:

A reference to the policy which describes, for example, the requirement for government-funded blood test in contiguous camelid herds in England, following a single injection of bovine tuberculin only, has been added.

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Subject: Non-bovine Legislation Updated
Date: 2 January 2018
Summary of Update:

References to The Tuberculosis (Deer and Camelid) Slaughter and Compensation (England) Order 2014 have been replaced with The Tuberculosis (Non-bovine animals) Slaughter and Compensation (England) Order 2017, which came into force on 2 January 2018.

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Subject: Camelid TB Serology Package - Private Sample Submission Form (TN186) Updated
Date: 30 November 2017
Summary of Update:

The Camelid TB Serology Package - Private Sample Submission Form has been updated.

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Subject: Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians in GB 
Date: 12 October 2017
Summary of Update: The Policy for Authorisation of Official Veterinarians in GB has been published on the Vet Gateway.
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Subject: Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) Updated
Date: 26 July 2017
Summary of Update:

The Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) has been updated.

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Subject: Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) Updated
Date: 21 July 2017
Summary of Update:

Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) has been updated to improve the quality of information submitted to the laboratory.

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Subject: Identification of Contiguous Premises of Camelids in England
Date: 17 July 2017
Summary of Update:

Instructions have been updated to clarify the difference between identifying camelid herds contiguous to Officially Tuberculosis Free Withdrawn (OTFW) cattle herds and herds/flocks of non-bovine species with confirmed M. bovis.

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Subject: Contiguous Testing of Camelids in England
Date: 20 June 2017
Summary of Update:

A minor update has been made to remove ambiguity regarding contiguous testing criteria for camelids in England.

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Subject: Changes to Contiguous Testing of Camelids in England
Date: 12 June 2017
Summary of Update:

Following discussions with the camelid industry it has been agreed that camelid herds identified as contiguous to any holding with confirmed M. bovis in farmed animal species will undergo an antibody blood test at the governments expense. Animals should be primed by bovine tuberculin injection, reading of the injection site is no longer required.

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Subject: Tuberculosis Testing of Camelids in Wales
Date: 09 June 2017
Summary of Update:

Instructions on camelid case management and suspicion and confirmation of Tuberculosis in camelids have been updated to reflect changes in policy in Wales.

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Subject: Updated Instructions for Private Testing Outside Breakdown Situations
Date: 13 February 2017
Summary of Update:

Instructions for case management have been updated to clarify the process with regards to repeated positive two-spot interpretation of private Enferplex test in England (inconclusive animal).

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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06(Welsh)) and TB Testing Notification Letter (TN07(Welsh)) Updated
Date: 12 December 2016
Summary of Update: Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06(Welsh)) and TB Testing Notification letter (TN07(Welsh)) have been updated.
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Subject: Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06) and TB Testing Notification Letter (TN07) Updated
Date: 07 December 2016
Summary of Update: Tuberculosis Test Notice (TN06) and TB Testing Notification letter (TN07) have been updated.
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Subject: Automatic Restrictions Following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at a TB Test in Non-Bovine Animals Form (TN181(W)) Updated
Date: 15 November 2016
Summary of Update: The Automatic Animal and Public Health Restrictions following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at an Official Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis in Non-Bovine Animals (as defined by the Order) (TN181(W)) has been updated.
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Subject: Changes to TB instructions in Camelids
Date: 15 November 2016
Summary of Update: Updates have been made to the camelid instructions to clarify the notification requirements when a camelid is affected or suspected of having bovine TB.
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Subject: Automatic Restrictions Following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at a TB Test in Non-Bovine Animals Form (TN181(W)) Updated
Date: 24 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Automatic Animal and Public Health Restrictions following Disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor at an Official Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis in Non-Bovine Animals (as defined by the Order) (TN181(W)) document has been updated to remove all references to England and Scotland, since automatic restrictions for non-bovines following disclosure of a Reactor or Inconclusive Reactor apply only to Wales. English and Scottish legislation does not allow serving of automatic restrictions to non-bovines at present. The Welsh language version will be updated shortly.
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Subject: Official Veterinarian Instructions Online Tutorial Update
Date: 20 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Official Veterinarian (OV) Instructions Online Tutorial has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Camelids Skin Test Day Two Guidance
Date: 02 June 2016
Summary of Update: An update regarding Inconclusive Reactors (IRs) has been made to the Recording and Submission of Test Results instructions in camelids skin testing.
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Subject: Update to Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer, Camelids and Other Non-bovine Species (TN184(Welsh))
Date: 01 June 2016
Summary of Update: The Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer, Camelids and Other Non-bovine Species (TN184(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Document - TN184(Welsh) - Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids - Welsh Language Version

Subject: Update to Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer, Camelids and Other Non-bovine Species (TN184)
Date: 20 May 2016
Summary of Update: The Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer, Camelids and Other Non-bovine Species (TN184) has been updated.
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Document - TN184 - Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer, Camelids and Other Non-bovine Species

Subject: Improvements to Official Veterinarian Instructions Format
Date: 26 January 2016
Summary of Update: Improvements have been made to the format of the Official Veterinarian (OV) instructions to include the provision of a print button on each instruction page, a statement confirming that the instructions are correct as of the current date and time and the addition of a Documents page, listing documents by instructional area.
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Subject: Update to Welsh Language Documents
Date: 16 December 2015
Summary of Update: Welsh Language documents have been updated.
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Document - TN24c(Welsh) - Licence Authorising General Movement of Animals Other than Bovine Animals from a Premises under TB Restrictions Directly to a Licensed Slaughterhouse - Welsh Language Version

Document - TN57a(SW)(Welsh) - Notice Requiring Removal of Non-Bovine Animals from Market, Fairground or Saleyard (Scotland and Wales) - Welsh Language Version

Subject: Update to Camelids Tuberculosis Testing Guidance
Date: 24 November 2015
Summary of Update: Camelids Tuberculosis (TB) blood testing guidance has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183)
Date: 20 November 2015
Summary of Update: The Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form (TN183) has been updated.
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Document - TN183 - Camelid TB Serology Package Statutory Sample Submission Form

Subject: Update to Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids (TN184)
Date: 02 October 2015
Summary of Update: The Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids (TN184/TN184(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Document - TN184 - Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids

Document - TN184(Welsh) - Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids - Welsh Language Version

Subject: Addition of Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids (TN184(Welsh))
Date: 23 September 2015
Summary of Update: The Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids (TN184(Welsh)) is now available in Welsh.
Updated Pages: Document TN184(Welsh) - Request to Test - TB Testing of Deer and Camelids - Welsh Language Version
Subject: Release of Camelid TB Testing Instructions for Official Veterinarians
Date: 08 September 2015
Summary of Update: Instructions for Official Veterinarians (OVs) involved in tuberculosis testing in camelids are now available.
Updated Pages: Tuberculosis Testing in Camelids