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Riding Mountain Eradication Area is no longer required by the CFIA for the management of bovine tuberculosis

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The Riding Mountain Eradication Area (RMEA) which was established by the CFIA in 2003 is no longer required by the CFIA for the management of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in domestic livestock in the vicinity of Riding Mountain National Park.

The decision to end the RMEA is based on data provided by:

Key milestones in the effort to eliminate the need for the RMEA included:

The elimination of the RMEA for CFIA's disease management purposes was made possible with the support of key partner organizations including:

The CFIA will continue routine slaughter inspection of RMEA livestock to assure ongoing disease freedom. In addition, the Province of Manitoba continues to use the RMEA (which consists of Manitoba's Game Hunting Areas 23 and 23A) to promote biosecurity practices that reduce possible interactions between livestock and cervids and to target bovine TB surveillance of wild cervids in the Riding Mountain area. Hunters should review the Manitoba Hunting Guide for information on mandatory sample submissions.

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