The Canadian Food Inspection Agency continues to search for the source of an outbreak of Bovine Tuberculosis on Alberta ranches.
Five cases have so far been confirmed.
Dr. Jaspinder Komal is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s deputy chief veterinary officer. He told the media on Friday that the number of farms under quarantine for the investigation continues to fluctuate in both Saskatchewan and Alberta.
“The number changes.” said Komal. “It may change every day, but at this point in time, there’s about 35 farms. In terms of number of animals, we have over 22,000 animals that are under quarantine.”
Komal says the good news is that so far, the outbreak has not affected trade of Alberta beef.
“There has been no stoppage–especially with the US–of animals going through the border on the other side.” said Komal. “And we have no negative reactions from other trading partners either. So, so far things have been very good.” (ms, Alberta Morning News)