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Bovine Tuberculosis Regulation Information

Bovine TB

Once the most prevalent infectious disease of cattle and swine in the United States, bovine TB caused more losses among U.S. farm animals in the early part of this century than all other infectious diseases combined. Begun in 1917, the Cooperative State-Federal

Tuberculosis Eradication Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), State animal health agencies, and U.S. livestock producers, has nearly eradicated bovine TB from the Nation's livestock population. The presence of bovine TB in humans has also been reduced as a result of several factors, including the eradication program and pasteurization of milk.

Regulations for Cattle and Bison

Regulations for Captive Cervids

Proposed Regulatory Changes

A working group has been established to discuss updating the Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program and combining regulatory language with the Brucellosis Eradication Program. For more information, please visit the Working Group Website.

Contact Us

Please submit your written comments about the current challenges and new approaches for future TB control and eradication to TB.Comments@aphis.usda.gov.



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