Bovine tuberculosis investigation nearly complete

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The bovine tuberculosis investigation in southeastern Alberta is wrapping up. Six positive cases were found in one herd after TB was detected in September 2016.

Since then about 800 culture results have all come back negative, Dr. Rick James-Davies (the CFIA official in charge of the investigation) said at Alberta Beef Producers’ recent AGM. Approximately 11,500 animals were destroyed with compensation and 17,500 animals released from quarantine.

Testing is expected to be completed by Christmas and all lab results should be available by the end of January, James-Davies said.

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