The law requires us to test our cattle for Tuberculosis every four years and that time has come around again. On Monday 6th volunteers helped us round up the Water Buffalo and herd them into our corral where, one by one, the veterinarian from The Isle Veterinary Group could administer two shots of inactive TB. The first shot was Avian Tuberculosis which is used as a control and the second was Bovine Tuberculosis, which is what we were testing for. The principle being, if the site of the Bovine shot is larger than the site of the Avian then they have contracted Bovine TB.
On Thursday 9th March, three days later, the results were read and I am pleased to announce that our cattle are all clear for another four years! Have a look at some of the pictures below.
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.