Herds infected with bovine tuberculosis in Canada

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a reportable disease in Canada. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). When it is reported, the CFIA follows a strict testing and eradication program.

Because 95% of all commercial animals slaughtered are sent to a federal abattoir, the CFIA uses an abattoir surveillance system to look for bovine TB in slaughtered animals.

Current as of: 2024-04-30

Livestock herds confirmed to be infected with bovine TB in Canada
Year Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
2023 June 19 Saskatchewan Beef Cattle
2018 November 9 British Columbia Beef Cattle
2016 September 16 Alberta and Saskatchewan Beef Cattle
2011 May 16 British Columbia Beef Cattle

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