Delegation, Governor Concerned About Cattle TB-Free Status

US - Federal agriculture officials could make a decision soon on New Mexico's status as a bovine tuberculosis-free state since some dairy cattle in Curry County have tested positive for the disease.
calendar icon 12 July 2007
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The state's congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Richardson are asking U.S. Agriculture Secretary Michael Johanns not to downgrade the state's status.

All dairies and ranchers in New Mexico would have to test their cattle for TB if the status is lowered

Richardson and the delegation believe that would violate federal regulations.

They point out that the infected cattle in Curry County are under common ownership and supervision, meaning the animals should be considered a single herd under federal

Source: KOAT

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TB (Bovine Tuberculosis)
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