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Wednesday 24th August 2016.
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Indiana Bovine TB Case Prompts Cattle Restrictions in Wisconsin

A case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was formally diagnosed in a white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana, last week, leading to extra testing of cattle and wild animals in a 10-mile area around the premises.

“This is an enormous undertaking that cannot be completed overnight,” said Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh, DVM.

“Farmers and hunters in this area have been extremely cooperative and supportive of our efforts over the years. We need their help now more than ever as we widen our surveillance efforts.

“Our status as a TB-free state is critical to our growing and thriving cattle and dairy industries in this state.”

Following the finding, cattle and bison entering Wisconsin state were put under extra restrictions.

"This is a precautionary step that is taken on a case-by-case basis when a state identifies a new herd affected by tuberculosis," said Dr Paul McGraw, Wisconsin's State Veterinarian – click here to read more.

In other bovine TB news, badger culls aiming to control the spread of the disease in England will reportedly expand this year. The British Veterinary Association said that control measures in wildlife are necessary as part of a comprehensive strategy to eradicate bovine TB – read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

On-Farm Vaccination Programme Needed to Reduce Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreaks
A programme of on-farm vaccination should be carried out to reduce the number of outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in high risk regions, according to a new report by the European Food Safety Authority Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) carried out for the European Commission, writes Chris Harris.

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Global Beef Industry News

   United States

CME: Large Meat Supplies in Cold Storage
Indiana Bovine TB Case Prompts Cattle Restrictions in Wisconsin
CME: US Cattle Markets Still Volatile
CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices

   United Kingdom

TB Badger Culls to Expand in England
Greater Transparency Needed in Beef Supply Chain
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts

   European Union

EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline


Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
Foot and Mouth Reports: Mongolia, Zimbabwe Hit by Disease


Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland


Researchers Investigate Manure Greenhouse Gas Emissions


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