Board of Animal Health orders cattle restrictions

Board of Animal Health orders cattle restrictions

High Plains Journal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)–State animal health officials have announced rules for imported cattle to try to keep North Dakota free of bovine tuberculosis.

Cattle brought to North Dakota for rodeo events must have a negative bovine tuberculosis test within a year before importation into the state, the state Board of Animal Health says. Mexican-branded cattle must have proof of two negative bovine tuberculosis tests by USDA-accredited veterinarians, with the last test within 60 days prior entering North Dakota.

The state veterinarian, Dr. Susan Keller, can approve exceptions.

Keller said cases of tuberculosis in cattle have been traced to Mexico.

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