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Bovine brucellosis abortion screening pilot

Brucellosis is contagious and can present in a variety of situations for either pregnant cows or newborn calves.
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and participating Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network laboratories are conducting a pilot project to improve Canada’s bovine brucellosis surveillance.

Blood and tissue samples related to reproductive issues in cattle submitted to participating network laboratories during this time may be tested for brucellosis at a CFIA laboratory.

Brucellosis is a contagious disease and clinical signs in cattle usually include late-term abortion, retained placenta, reduced milk production and stillbirths or weak calves.

There is no charge for brucellosis testing at a CFIA laboratory for this pilot. For more info, Google ‘Brucellosis Abortion Screening.’

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