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|TB Quality Assurance Scheme|
Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease. It can affect a wide range of animals. In New Zealand, cattle and deer are the species most at risk of contracting the disease. Regular TB testing of cattle and deer herds forms the basis for controlling the disease.
New Zealand’s Biosecurity Act 1993 and the Biosecurity National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy (NBTPMS) requires that only an Inspector, Authorised Person or Accredited Person can apply an approved tuberculosis (TB) test to deer or cattle.
Organisations or individuals wishing to TB test cattle or deer as part of the NBTPMS must have completed a recognised qualification in TB testing, and demonstrated ongoing competency in this process at least every three years.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has developed a TB Testing Quality Assurance Scheme to ensure that veterinarians involved in tuberculosis (TB) testing consistently meet the specifications for the control and testing of TB in New Zealand.
For qualified TB testers - renewals