TB risk: Indiana cattle imports banned without test

The Brillion News

MADISON –Effective immediately, all Indiana cattle and bison of any age except those going directly to slaughter will require a negative tuberculosis (TB) test within 60 days prior to entering the state, Dr. Paul McGraw, Wisconsin’s State Veterinarian, announced on Friday, August 19.

“This is a precautionary step that is taken on a case-by-case basis when a state identifies a new herd affected by tuberculosis,” McGraw said.

Indiana State Board of Animal Health announced Thursday that a wild white-tailed deer killed on the property of a TB positive beef herd also tested positive for the disease. The 41 head beef herd was depopulated in April.

For more information about import requirements, visit datcp.wi.gov.