Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease of both animals and humans caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). Before eradication measures were adopted, bovine TB was one of the major diseases of man and domestic animals.
In Canada, bovine TB is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
- Bovine Tuberculosis – Fact Sheet
- Bovine Tuberculosis and Wildlife – Fact Sheet
- Cleaning and disinfection process for premises declared infected with bovine tuberculosis
- Herds infected with bovine tuberculosis in Canada in 2011
- Herds infected with bovine tuberculosis in Canada in 2016
- Infographic: Beef Production Cycle
- Infographic: Tuberculosis Testing Process
- Infographic: Tuberculosis Testing Timeline
- National Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program
- Surveillance in the Riding Mountain Eradication Area
- What to expect if your farm is under investigation
- What to expect if your animals are infected
- What to expect when an animal is ordered destroyed
Bovine TB investigation - Alberta and Saskatchewan
The CFIA has initiated an investigation into bovine TB in western Canada.
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