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Last week officials discovered a fifth cattle herd infected with tuberculosis in
“The goal of this investigation is to find all of the disease and eliminate it,” says Bill Hartmann state veterinarian and executive director of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. “The Minnesota Board of Animal Health will continue to work as swiftly as possible through this entire investigation in order to expedite the process of regaining our bovine TB Free Status. In two years, we can apply for reinstatement of our TB-Free Status, if no additional infection is detected.”
The Board, along with the USDA Veterinary Services (VS), is offering free bovine Tuberculosis (TB) testing to any cattle operation located within 15 miles of a TB infected herd. Producers located within this testing radius should contact their local veterinarian or the Board to discuss having their entire herd tested for bovine TB. The state will pay for all veterinary fees.
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