California Now Free from Bovine TB

US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has upgraded California to accredited free status for bovine tuberculosis (TB).
calendar icon 8 August 2016
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This allows cattle and bison from California to move to other states without first completing TB testing, which benefits the producers and the industry.

APHIS previously downgraded California’s status due to TB findings in two herds, following the regulations for the TB eradication programme.

Affected animals have been removed from both herds and the herds have been released from quarantine. No additional herds have been diagnosed with TB.

APHIS completed a review of California’s TB eradication program and determined that the state now meets the requirements for accredited free status.

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