TB in not cattle species

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Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please can I have figures on the number of domestic animals that tested positive for TB in the UK over 2016 and 2017 as well as the number that were tested for the disease?

Animals tested to include domestic dogs, cats and horses.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Linus Woods

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Dear Information Requests (DEFRA),
In regards to the information provided, is there a reason why the data is no longer presented in an easy to understand manner?

The Excel Spreadsheet published on 12/08/2015 (Incidents of M. bovis infection in non-bovine domestic animals & wild deer in GB confirmed by laboratory culture (1997-2010 inclusive)) outlining the animals tested in quantity and the numbers infected is easy to understand and much more holistic way to show the data. However the broad spectrum of "Other" would not allow appropriate interpretation of data as to which species pose the greatest risk to spreading TB.

Will the more recent data post-2010 be presented in a table such as the above mentioned? Or does DEFRA desire to have the data non-comprehend-able by the general populace?
Why is the category of OTHER provided instead of the previous Domestic Cat or Domestic Dog no longer included, as it seems that there is a 25% infection rate on the tested animals, which is clearly a significant risk to spreading TB. Please can you clarify your position on this, as it seems the new table interpretation are potentially causing important data to not be understood by those it effects?

Thank you in advance for your help

Yours sincerely,

Linus Woods

correspondence.section@defra.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Ministerial Contact Unit, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Linus Woods,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 22nd
March.

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Mark Oroma