Shortly after coming to Gorey, Co Wexford (more years ago than I care to remember), I went out to read a TB test for two brothers. One of the brothers had been painting some gates since the first day of the test – he also had an interest in amateur dramatics. Written over the crush in red paint, it said “TB or not TB, that is the question”.

Recently, we started to do some herd investigations under the Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH) scheme on farms that have had positives with the BVD ear tag test and it reminded me of this quote.