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Legislation relating to bovine TB

There are a number of pieces of legislation that relate to bovine TB controls in Wales.

European legislation

The requirements for routine testing of cattle for bovine TB are set out in  EU directive 64/432/EEC (external link) which covers health requirements for cattle and pigs. This and other EU Directives (77/391/EEC & 78/52/EEC) require Member States to develop eradication programmes in order to accelerate, intensify or carry through the eradication of bovine TB.

Domestic legislation

The Animal Health Act 1981 (external link) confers powers relating to the testing and slaughter of animals. The following subordinate legislation has also been implemented: