Bovine Tuberculosis Investigation Continues In SE Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says fewer numbers of cattle and premises are under movement control orders.

There is some positive news for farmers and ranchers affected by the bovine tuberculosis investigation.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency released data saying as of August 4th, the number of premises quarantined had been reduced to 15 and the number of cattle under quarantine was about 2200.  Late last year, more than 50 premises and 26,000 were affected by quarantine orders.  The CFIA indicates about 11,500 cattle were humanely destroyed with 16,500 released from quarantine since the investigation began.  Officials say trace-out investigations are mostly complete with no new cases identified and work turns now to identifying trace-in activities.  ~~  Warren Affleck

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