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Bovine TB investigation in British Columbia
The CFIA has initiated an investigation into bovine TB in British Columbia.
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
- National Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program
- Bovine tuberculosis and wildlife – Fact sheet
- Surveillance in the Riding Mountain eradication area
Infected herds and response
Information on the 2016 bovine tuberculosis investigation
What you might expect during a bovine tuberculosis investigation
When there is reason to suspect that a herd may be infected with bovine TB, the CFIA takes actions to investigate and, when present, respond to eradicate the disease. While all investigation and response situations are different, the steps involved in a bovine TB investigation/response have included the following:
- What to expect if your farm is part of an investigation for bovine tuberculosis
- Bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) trace-in activities
- Infographic: Trace-in herd tuberculosis testing process
- Infographic: Trace-out herd tuberculosis testing process
- What to expect if your animals are infected with bovine tuberculosis
- Compensation – What to expect when an animal is ordered destroyed
- Cleaning and disinfection process for premises declared infected with bovine tuberculosis
- Video series: Behind the scenes during the 2016 bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreak investigation
- Infographic: Beef production cycle
- Livestock identification and traceability
- Terrestrial Animal Health Code (World Organisation for Animal Health)
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex – Pathogen safety data sheet
- Human health information
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Bovine tuberculosis disease information
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