Bovine TB Detected at Fresno County Dairy

Control strategies being used to eradicate disease.

Published on: Feb 4, 2008

The California Department of Food & Agriculture announced Friday, Feb. 1 that a detection of bovine tuberculosis has occurred at a dairy in Fresno County, Calif. State and federal animal health officials are working closely with the dairy farmer and his veterinarians to implement control strategies to eradicate the disease. The diagnosis of TB was made after a cow with suspicious lesions was found during routine slaughter inspection.

CDFA and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarians completed tests on some herds that may have been exposed based on animal tracing records and determined that, to date, TB is present in just one herd. According to CDFA the tracing of related animal movement will continue, as will TB testing.

Source: Feedstuffs