Why don’t we get rid of all the cattle in the tuberculosis area?
Michigan State University
It’s what some have proposed; buy-out all the cattle farms in the bovine tuberculosis (TB) area and then perhaps there won’t be a problem with TB. The current TB program of evaluating risk on farms, monitoring the movement of animals in and out of the zone, testing herds, buying cattle that react on a test to slaughter and find out if they are infected, is costly. Yet, even with that expense, there are still two-to-four new infected herds identified every year.