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 Aug. 23.
“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 on Aug. 22 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.