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Westmeath Fifth On National Table Of Bovine TB Detections

1,605 herds were tested in the county.

Westmeath has had the fifth highest incidences of bovine TB in Ireland in the last 18 months. 

Cases were discovered in 6.17% of 1,605 herds tested since January 2020. 

That puts them behind two areas of Wicklow, Meath and Louth in a national table.

4.66% of herds tested in Offaly and 3.77% in Laois have returned positive samples in that same time period. 

The Department of Agriculture is warning farmers to be more vigilant, as the 4% median national figure is the highest recorded in 8 years. 

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