CFIA Releases More Cattle And Premises From Quarantine

The food safety watchdog says as of January 5, 2018, only 10 premises remain under movement controls.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has completed all on-farm testing for Bovine Tuberculosis.  The CFIA had been working on trace-in herds that sent animals to the primary herd located northwest of Medicine Hat.  The primary herd was found to have a TB infected cow in September of 2016.  During the trace-in investigation, inspectors had been dealing with about 15,000 cattle spread over 3 provinces in an effort to try and identify a possible source for the disease.  As of January 5th, 2018, 61 of 71 herds identified have been released from quarantine and movement controls.  The CFIA says premises will continue to be released as lab and post-mortem examination results are received.  ~~  Warren Affleck

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