For the first time in over five years, a cattle herd in Texas has been diagnosed with bovine brucellosis. According to the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials, a small beef herd in South Texas (Starr County) has been determined to be infected.
Texas was declared “Free” of the disease in 2008. According to the TAHC, the good news is that Texas will not lose its Class Free status as designated by the USDA. They go on to tell that the USDA issued an interim rule in 2010 that suspended the provision for possible reclassification of any Class Free State or area to a lower status, and instead encouraged a localized risk based disease management approach.
To view the press release with the announcement and more information, CLICK HERE.
Posted by Haylie Shipp