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Status of the bovine tuberculosis investigation

As the investigation proceeds, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will trace the movement of animals to and from the infected herd to identify and eliminate the source and any potential spread of the disease.

Investigation status as of 2024-02-12

Infected herd

Life line herds (herds traced from an infected animal in the infected herd)

Contact herds (herds that shared a fence line or may have co-mingled with the infected herd)

Trace-in herds (herds that provided animals to the infected herd)

Trace-out herds (herds that received animals from the infected herd)

If a trace-out animal is found in a terminal feedlot (animals only go to slaughter), the animal will normally be isolated from other animals and destroyed by slaughter with post-mortem inspection as soon as possible.

If a trace-out animal is found in a non-terminal feedlot where it may be in contact with breeding stock, the animal will normally be isolated from other animals and destroyed by slaughter (if it is mature enough) or will be humanely destroyed. Post-mortem inspection is completed in either case. An assessment of the disease risk status of other animals at the same premises will be completed and live animal testing will be completed as needed.

If required, tissues collected from animals at terminal and non-terminal feedlots will be sent for laboratory testing.

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