Release Date: August 19, 2016
Media Contacts: Raechelle Belli, 608-224-5005 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020
MADISON –Effective immediately, all Indiana cattle and bison of any age except those going directly to slaughter will require a negative tuberculosis (TB) test within 60 days prior to entering the state, announced Dr. Paul McGraw, Wisconsin's State Veterinarian today.
"This is a precautionary step that is taken on a case-by-case basis when a state identifies a new herd affected by tuberculosis," McGraw said.
Indiana State Board of Animal Health announced yesterday that a wild white-tailed deer killed on the property of a TB positive beef herd also tested positive for the disease. The 41 head beef herd was depopulated in April.
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