Bovine tuberculosis slaughter surveillance in the United States: assessment of its trace-back function 2001-2010
The detection of gross bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) lesions in cattle at slaughter and the successful trace-back to the herd of origin is critical to the detection of infected herds and for the progress of the national bovine TB eradication program in the United States (U.S.). A national animal identification system to identify and trace individual animals is currently under development in the U.S.; however, it is not yet fully implemented. In order to quantify the impact slaughter surveillance and traceability of bovine TB infected cattle has on the eradication of bovine TB from the cattle ...
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