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Bovine TB Testing Continues in Canada

10 November 2016

CANADA - Approximately 35 operations, including two in Saskatchewan, are currently under quarantine related to the recent Alberta bovine tuberculosis case, according to the Alberta Beef Producers organisation.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has increased the number of ground testing crews and laboratory staff, and continue to test quarantined herds. Seven herds have been tested so far.

Two other herds commingling with the index herd for an extended period of time prior to diagnosis of the original case are now considered part of the index herd. These herds and premises are considered infected and the cattle will be depopulated beginning this week.

The entire farm on infected premises is under movement controls. For the rest of the herds currently under quarantine, movement controls only apply to animals on the farm.

To date, only the original animal is considered positive for bovine tuberculosis.

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