Minnesota Public Radio reports Minnesota will apply to the U.S. Agriculture Department for re-certification as free of bovine TB following a six-year effort to wipe out the disease.
State Veterinarian Bill Hartmann said the state has made efforts to remove the disease since the first case was diagnosed in 2005. Tuberculosis infected 12 cattle herds in northwest Minnesota over the past six years.
According to Hartmann the source of the disease was never determined, but it’s believed a cattle infected with TB was imported from another state. Tuberculosis is more common in Mexico and the southern United States.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio