Canada’s food safety watchdog says five more cases of bovine tuberculosis have been confirmed in southeastern Alberta.
Doctor Penny Greenwood of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says all of the cases are from one infected herd located on three separate locations in the province.
To date there are six confirmed cases of bovine TD, so the six include the original animal that was identified in the U.S.,” Greenwood says.
The CFIA says 34 farms in Alberta and two in Saskatchewan remain under quarantine, but that number could change.
“We are in the process of doing a risk assessment that will determine whether or not there are additional herds that need to be declared infected.”
The CFIA had previously stated that the investigation into bovine TD could take months.