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Bovine Tuberculosis (bovine TB) Trace-In Activities

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing to make progress in its bovine TB investigation in response to the detection of the disease in a Saskatchewan herd in June 2023.

The CFIA has depopulated the infected herd. 1 contact herd will be tested and any reactor animals will be ordered destroyed for post-mortem inspection and laboratory testing. The work to confirm trace out and trace in herds is ongoing.

What are trace-in herds and activities

It is important to note that bovine TB can also be transferred to livestock from wildlife or infected humans who are in direct an ongoing contact with the livestock

Why conduct trace-in activities

Determine the source of infection

Protecting animals by limiting the spread and eradicating the disease

Maintain access to export markets

Canadian beef is sold in over 70 countries around the world.

Satisfy Canadian World Organization for Animal Health obligations

Maintain Canada's reputation as a science based regulator

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