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OIE: Bovine Anaplasmosis Outbreaks Reported

19 August 2011

CANADA - Dr Brian Evans, Chief Food Safety Officer/Chief Veterinary Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has reported a recurrence of bovine anaplasmosis.

The follow up report No. 7 was made on the 18 August 2011. The previous report was 5 December 2008.

The latest outbreaks were detected in beef cattle herds: one in the province of Manitoba and one in the province of Quebec (first outbreak was detected in this province). These two outbreaks are epidemiologically linked to previous outbreaks in Manitoba.

At present the source of the outbreak is unknown and is undergoing continuing investigation.

So far there has been 11 reported cases, zero deaths and 12 slaughterings.

The outbreaks in the latest report are as follow:

  • Quebec- 4 May 2011 (Not resolved)
  • Manitoba- 17 March 2011 (resolved 11 April 2011)
  • Manitoba- 29 March 2011 (resolved 14 April 2011)
  • Manitoba- 17 March 2011 (resolved 14 July 2011)
Control measures being applied are:
  • Quarantine
  • Screening
  • Dipping / Spraying
  • Modified stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals

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