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Brucellosis testing to be discontinued




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AUSTIN -- The Texas Animal Health Commission has announced that effective Monday, Aug. 1, government-subsidized brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued, due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing. The commission will no longer enforce the requirement that all test eligible (adult) cattle be brucellosis tested for a change of ownership within Texas.

After diligently working to eradicate brucellosis “Bangs” from cattle for almost 50 years, on Feb. 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Texas brucellosis free. “The discontinuation of brucellosis testing will not affect Texas’ brucellosis-free state status,” said Dr. Dee Ellis, state veterinarian. “We remind Texas producers, marketers, and veterinarians, however, that maintaining a brucellosis-free Texas requires constant awareness and vigilance. Although the TAHC will no longer enforce the requirement for brucellosis testing of adult cattle, cattle producers are encouraged to discuss the issue with their veterinary practitioner prior to purchasing replacement cattle,” Ellis said.

Brucellosis is a bacterial disease of cattle that can cause abortions, weak calves, and low milk production. Humans can also catch brucellosis (undulant fever) most commonly by consuming unpasteurized milk products or handling contaminated birthing material when assisting with difficult calving situations in infected cows.

For questions or concerns regarding the termination of brucellosis testing at livestock markets, contact Region 5 Regional Director Dr. James Lenarduzzi or Supervising Inspector Howard Helmers at the Beeville location at 361-358-3234.

For more information, visit www.tahc.state.tx.us.
 

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