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Practical support and advice to cattle keepers in Wales.

The aim of Cymorth TB is to provide support and advice to farmers whose cattle have TB. The purpose of this is to:

  • minimise the impact of the disease on their farm
  • prevent the disease from spreading.

The Veterinary Programme

Private vets play a pivotal role in ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Wales. Through Cymorth TB we are seeking to enhance the role for private vets in the management of TB.

The veterinary programme allows farmers and herd keepers affected by TB access to a specialist visit by a trained private vet. During the visit the vet will provide support to the farmer and advice on how to prevent the disease. The programme is voluntary on the part of the farmer.

The programme is managed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and delivered by private vets subcontracted to the two Welsh Veterinary Delivery Partners. Farmers are offered access to the programme in the form of a voucher which will be provided to them by APHA. The programme is available across Wales.

The Veterinary Training Module

Improve International have developed a training module that private veterinarians will need to complete before undertaking Cymorth TB visits. The training module is available online and is accredited by Harper Adams University.

Other Cymorth TB programmes

We are developing other Cymorth TB programmes to provide additional support for cattle keepers and farming businesses during TB breakdowns. These will be rolled out once veterinary visits have begun.

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