TB Quality Assurance Scheme

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.

For information on the programme

For more information about New Zealand’s TB eradication programme visit the TBfree New Zealand website.